In the Pipeline: MOB Construction Projects

University of Louisville Foundation Plans $79 Million, 170,000-Square-Foot Pediatric MOB

The University of Louisville Foundation plans to build a 170,000-square-foot pediatric medical office building in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, reported Louisville Business First.

Construction on the $79 million project began on July 18 on the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Center campus. The building, which will have eight floors—seven of which will house clinical space—is anticipated to open in July 2018. The building will also have a pharmacy, laboratory, radiology services, a conference area and a rooftop garden.

The new building is expected to house pediatric specialty clinical practices, as well as a large general pediatrics area on the ground floor, according to Louisville Business First.

“Our UofL Physicians providers serve children who travel from locations throughout Kentucky, nationally and internationally to seek our specialized care,” Gary Mans, communications and marketing director for U of L’s Health Sciences Center, said in an email to the publication. “Developing a centralized location for our practices will allow us to better serve the needs of these children and their families. In addition, as health care evolves it is necessary to create a facility that supports our commitment to state-of-the-art care delivery.”

The foundation hired architecture firms Stanley, Beaman & Sears and GBBN Architects, as well as construction manager and general contractor Messer Construction Co., to work on the project.

Ryan Companies to Build MOB in Retail Center in Minnesota

Minneapolis-based real estate developer, design-builder and manager Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Minnesota-based nonprofit, integrated health care system Park Nicollet broke ground on a one-story, 26,000-square-foot medical office building in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

The new building will be part of The Grove Village Shopping Center, a 200-acre, Ryan-developed, master-planned retail center anchored by a 400,000-square-foot power center including Home Depot and Target.

The new MOB, scheduled to open in December, will house both Park Nicollet Physical Therapy and HealthPartners Physicians Neck & Back Center. Park Nicollet is set to lease the whole building, and Physicians Neck & Back Center will sublease space from Park Nicollet.

Ryan is providing construction, development, civil engineering, capital markets and property management services for the project. St. Paul, Minnesota-based BWBR Architects are providing architecture services for the building.

North Kansas City Hospital to Build 100,000 Square Feet of Medical Office Space

North Kansas City Hospital plans to build a medical office park with five new buildings in Platte County, Missouri, The Kansas City Star reported. The five buildings, which will be built on 11 acres of undeveloped property, will include almost 100,000 square feet of medical office space.

The hospital is slated to begin construction on a Meritas Health primary care clinic this year, which would open in 2017. The hospital has not created a timeline related to the construction of the four additional buildings, the Star reported.

“The new clinic and complex is poised to offer greater convenience and access to multidisciplinary health and wellness services for the growing Twin Creeks and northern Platte County areas,” North Kansas City Hospital said in a statement.

North Kansas City Hospital founded Meritas Health in 1994, which has since developed into a network of 135 doctors at 30 medical clinics throughout Platte and Clay counties, the Star reported.

Rocky Vista University Building 23,000-Square-Foot Medical Office in Utah

Rocky Vista University, a for-profit osteopathic medical school, is building a $30 million campus in Ivins, Utah.

The campus, when complete, is expected to include a 23,000-square-foot medical office, in addition to a 100,000-square-foot school educational building and on-campus student housing, Deseret News reported.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson