A special ceremony was held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to mark the placement of the last steel beam in the structure of the Dearborn Town Center development taking shape at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer in the heart of the City’s east downtown business district. Once complete, the $70 million project will be a mixed-use development with a major Oakwood Healthcare medical facility serving as its anchor. The complex will also have retail space, office space and an assisted living facility for seniors. Oakwood Healthcare and the development firm, REDICO, will jointly own the medical office development, which will span more than 125,000 square feet. The anticipated completion date is 2010. Pictured are (from left): Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr.; Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano; Dr. Mark Saffer, president of Midwest Health Center; Brian Connolly, president and CEO of Oakwood Healthcare; and Dale Watchowski, president and CEO of REDICO.
Officials join together to recognize the Topping Out of the last beam
DEARBORN – Oakwood Healthcare System leadership Tuesday joined representatives from Midwest Health Center, the city of Dearborn and Redico Development Co. to recognize the placing of the last beam at a topping out ceremony held on the site of the Dearborn Town Center development in the heart of downtown east Dearborn.
“It has been gratifying to see the Dearborn Town Center progress over the past few months said Brian Connolly, president and CEO, Oakwood Healthcare Inc. “Seeing the girders rise and watching this new landmark take shape shows that even in economic times like these, we are looking ahead to a bright future.”
Once complete, the $70 million project will be a mixed-use development that will offer multi-specialty medical care, retail, office space and an assisted living facility for seniors. Oakwood and Redico jointly will own the medical office development, which will span more than 125,000 square feet. The anticipated completion date is scheduled for 2010.
The Dearborn Town Center will serve as the new home of Midwest Health Center, which has been serving the community for 30 years.
“This is truly a great moment for all involved,” said Dr. Mark Saffer, president and CEO, Midwest Health Center. “This facility will be a boon for the Dearborn community and I’m looking forward to seeing this important development come to fruition.”
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