The vacant Herman Kiefer Hospital complex looms along the side of the Lodge Freeway. A developer hopes to invest $143 million in the complex, begging with a small hotel and indoor skate park.
New York-based developer Ron Castellano takes ownership of the property this spring. He envisions a walkable commercial campus on the sprawling site.
An Indoor Skatepark at the Hutchins School, in partnership with Community Push, is part the plan.
Future campus vision for the Herman Kiefer buildings.
Proposed general store at the corner of Clairmount and the Lodge.
A hotel will be housed in one of the south campus pavilions.
Castellano's Herman Kiefer Development LLC has a multiyear development agreement to rehabilitate and reuse the seven medical complex buildings and 462,605-square-foot main hospital, the former Hutchins and Crosman schools, as well as the JTPA nursing school.
Developer Castellano is also taking on maintenance of 300 empty lots and 100 vacant homes in the Virginia Park neighborhood, city officials said.
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