Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) today announced a proposal
to purchase the former City Building, which also served as the former
headquarters for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition at 984 Water Street, Meadville.
"MMC is excited to collaborate with the City of Meadville in the
purchase of the former City Building. The proposed purchase could be beneficial
to the city as it provides the city with needed capital dollars and allows
MMC to relocate our Medical Records Department from the Liberty Street
campus to this new building. This relocation allows the hospital to expand
clinical space at our Liberty Street Campus," noted Philip Pandolph,
MMC President and CEO.
Home Care Connections, a for-profit subsidiary of MMC, is the proposed
buyer of the property. As such, the property will remain taxable and the
city will continue to realize tax revenues from the purchase. The majority
of the first floor of the building will remain available at the present
time to potentially accommodate tenants looking for office space within
the City of Meadville. It is MMC's intent to attract additional business
to the site that will have a favorable impact on the city and its tax base.