There are signs that the major expansion at a Perrysburg senior facility are under way at Indiana Avenue and East Boundary Street.
Several trees were knocked down on the less than one-acre lot and a former eye clinic — once a favorite spot for Perrysburg police cars to stealthily pull into at night — was demolished. Now construction crews have blocked off the sidewalk as they start building a $10 million, 55,000-square-foot rehabilitation center at the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg.
Construction on the new center, which will be called the Kingston Care Center of Perrysburg, should be done in September, 2013, the agency’s leader said.
“It’s a good size expansion, certainly,” said Denise McGee-Grimme, Kingston’s regional manager for the Perrysburg and Sylvania locations. “We’re just excited about the growth.”
The expansion will create about 75 new jobs, which are likely to be high-paying jobs, said Perrysburg City Councilman Joe Lawless.
“We welcome that. It will be a nice edition,” Mr. Lawless said. “Kingston has been a very good community citizen.”
The rehabilitation center, a three-story building adjacent to the 68,000-square-foot Kingston Residence, will house a water therapy swimming pool and 60 rooms for both outpatient and inpatient therapy.
Patients could be senior citizens already living at the Kingston Residence or could come from elsewhere in the community to get therapy after a car accident, for example, Mrs. McGee-Grimme said.