Ground-breaking planned for medical office building

Shawn Hardy

Plans for the Greencastle Medical Office Building received final approval from Antrim Township supervisors Tuesday night and a ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30.

Approval was conditional with a few items still outstanding, but "they are coming in quickly," said Sylvia House, township zoning officer. These include bonding, the OK from the Franklin County Conservation District and Greencastle Area, Franklin County Water Authority, and addressing some engineering and staff comments.

It will take about a year to construct the $15 million Greencastle Medical Office Building along Antrim Commons Drive off U.S. 11 south of Greencastle at Exit 3 of Interstate 81.

The building will include about eight suites, some occupied full time and some several days a week or shared with different specialities.

The Summit primary care, walk-in and women's group will move from the John L. Grove Medical Center to the new location. In addition, Summit is evaluating whether to step the walk-in up to urgent care. Both help people who can't get to their primary care provider, but urgent care offers some more advanced services such as X-rays.

The building also will offer a lab, X-ray and physical therapy, while rotating services may include ear, nose and throat; podiatry; surgery; and urology. There will be space on the site for a mobile MRI unit.