CRH working with companies on former Clarion site for mixed-use development

Artist's rendition of site plan from Columbus Regional Health for former Clarion site on Columbus' west side. Photo provided

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Nearly four years after purchasing the former Clarion Hotel site through a holding company in July of 2017, Columbus Regional Health has announced its plans to turn the property into a mixed-use development, and construction could begin as early as late 2021.

CRH announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Clearpath Services of Bloomington, Ind., to sell the site while still retaining a parcel of land within the mixed-use development for CRH programs and services.
Clearpath, in partnership with architecture, engineering and geospatial firm Woolpert, will work with CRH on the design and construction of the medical building, while integrating it within the larger site plan. The project is anticipated to include over 550,000 square feet of mixed-use space.
Woolpert Design Director Tony Martin said that, in addition to a CRH facility, potential components of the site could include a hotel, retail spaces, dining, an interpretive center, and amenities related to nearby wetland features.

Clearpath expects to begin the former approval process through the City of Columbus this summer. If approval is granted, construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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