The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

March 19, 2013

Dialysis center to be built in LindenPointe

HERMITAGE — Hudson Holding Co. plans to put up a new building on its property in LindenPointe technical business park for a dialysis center.

City officials hope the building will set a tone for the park as it sits on a key corner property with visibility from South Hermitage Road.

“It will be able to be seen from (Route) 18,” said Jeremy P. Coxe, assistant director of planning and development. “It will be a showpiece so people see there’s activity there.”

Hudson received approval in 2008 to build a two-story office building at the site. The developer had a couple of tenant leads at the time, and expected to put up a building larger than those potential tenants needed to accommodate more. However, the plans never came to fruition.

The new building, one-story and 12,583 square feet, will be for Fresenius Medical Care. Fresenius rents space from Hudson on Garden Way in Hermitage but has outgrown it.

Fresenius, based in Waltham, Mass., has 2,100 dialysis centers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada and employs 55,000, according to the company’s website.

In order to make the project happen, Hudson is buying about half an acre from Whetstone Family Limited Partnership, which owns the property to the east, the location of the office of Dr. Cheryl Duffy. Once the sale closes, Hudson will have 2 acres on the loop road known as Innovation Way, and Whetstone will retain 1.2 acres.

The Hudson building will sit at a 45-degree angle, facing the corner, said John Carley, site engineer with HHSDR Architects/Engineers, Sharon.

The building’s architecture and lighting scheme will draw from other buildings HHSDR has designed in LindenPointe, most notably the eCenter@LindenPointe and Sharon Regional Health System’s technology building.

“They’re not trying to mimic the eCenter, but pick up some of the design elements,” said city Director of Planning and Development Marcia A. Hirschmann.

While Hudson had proposed some sort of sculptural and landscape display at the corner, those plans have been shelved for now, Carley said.

“That is a future endeavor,” he said.

Hermitage Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a subdivision and a land development plan.

Rex W. Knisley, chairman of the Hermitage Community and Economic Development Commission, which was briefed on the plans March 7, welcomed the development.

“They’re huge,” he said of Fresenius. “They’re a quality group. It’s nice they stay in the area.”

1
Text Only
Local News
  • News briefs from July 26, 2014

    Man faces bomb threat charges

    June building tops $4 million in Hermitage

    July 26, 2014

  • Elderly man survives plane crash

    An elderly man survived wrecking his plane into a bank, then landing into a wetland, about 200 feet south of Runway 28 at Grove City Regional Airport in Springfield Township on Friday.

    July 26, 2014

  • Dontae Rashad Pinkins Man arrested for April gunfight

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April gunfight with another man in a Sharon alley.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing changed in starving case

    The time and place for the preliminary hearing of a Greenville mom accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old young son has been changed.

    July 26, 2014

  • Schell working on mural Drawn to Mexico

    Jason Schell probably is not exaggerating when he says that millions of people have seen his art.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Farrell man, 24, arrested on warrant in connection with April shooting

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April shootout in Sharon.


    Pinkins, 24, of Farrell, is in Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond on gun charges.

    Additional details to follow.
     

    July 25, 2014

  • Firm will study timing of traffic signals

    Hermitage commissioners on Wednesday hired Whitman, Requardt and Associates LLP to study the timing scheme of traffic signals along parts of Hermitage Road and East State Street.

    July 25, 2014

  • 3 area fire depts. awarded grants

    Three area fire departments will share in more than $590,000 in grants meant to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced.

    July 25, 2014

  • One suspect in home shooting is jailed

    The first of three suspects police say were involved in an attempted robbery that ended in a shooting is in jail.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dancing kids K.I.D.S. day

    Hoping to reach children at just the right age, when they are old enough to understand but not past the point where it may be too late, Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission counselors held an “alternative activities” day at the courthouse Thursday, complete with music and dancing, hot dogs and treats, games and T-shirts.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Better security Grant available to boost security in district courts

    County officials are looking to quickly upgrade security systems in the five district judge offices, not due to an increase in risk, but because current systems are antiquated and there is a short window to apply for some financial help with the costs.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Officials split over selling older monitors

    What to do with a pile of older LCD computer monitors, keyboards and mice remains up in the air until the third, and often absent, county commissioner makes a decision.

    July 24, 2014

  • Police anxious to talk with victim

    Sharon police want to talk to a West Hill man about several other men who came to his house shortly before he was shot and critically wounded Tuesday.

    July 24, 2014

  • AED presentation Heart-friendly pool

    The Lackawannock-Shenango-West Middlesex Pool has some pretty obvious changes from when it was opened almost 46 years ago.

    July 24, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sharon man 'stable' after being shot in his West Hill home

    A Sharon man was in stable condition this morning after being shot by one of several men he had let into his West Hill home, police said.

    July 23, 2014