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Community and Economic Development

West 25th Street Project Update

May 2020

As MetroHealth continues its $1 billion campus transformation, the health system is committed to creating economic growth and opportunity in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood it calls home. MetroHealth has launched an unprecedented collaboration with neighborhood partners to help advance Clark-Fulton with a comprehensive strategy that combines sustainability, economic development, better health and community decision-making.

MetroHealth’s vision for the community includes plans for:

  • A stronger housing market
  • Economic opportunities for residents
  • Nearby park/greenspace
  • Improved community health and wellness

To help achieve those goals, MetroHealth is proposing a $60 million development along West 25th Street that is intended to spark the growth of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. The project will include new housing for various income levels, resident services, a job-training center and retail spaces.

MetroHealth’s $60 Million neighborhood development project to bring new housing, amenities and community services to Clark-Fulton and West 25th Street

MetroHealth leaders are committed to making the most of the System’s $1 billion campus transformation, including a new $60 million mixed-use development designed to trigger economic growth and opportunity for the Clark-Fulton neighborhood.

The development is expected to create more than 250 new residential units, including affordable housing, apartments for MetroHealth medical residents and market-rate apartments. Each of the three proposed buildings will have first floors dedicated to making life easier, healthier and more prosperous for the entire neighborhood. The project includes:

  • 36,000 square feet of commercial and retail space offering amenities such as a grocery store, fitness center, restaurants, coffee shop, childcare facilities and community spaces for residents and guests.
  • An Economic Opportunity Center providing employment, financial literacy and digital literacy training programs to help prepare individuals for employment.
  • The Tri-C Access Center, bringing high-quality educational training into the community and increasing access to higher education.

Building 1
Four stories with up to 72 units of affordable housing and a 4,500 square foot Economic Opportunity Center offering job training and other community services.

MetroHealth Rendering


Building 2
Five stories with up to 100 market-rate housing units for MetroHealth medical residents and up to 19,000 square feet of commercial space.

MetroHealth Rendering 

Building 3
Five stories with up to 80 units of housing and 17,000 square feet of commercial space, along with a new, visible headquarters for MetroHealth’s Police Department.

We’re Just Getting Started  

August 2019

At MetroHealth, we’re just getting started with the transformation of our main campus, building a new hospital, and leading the way to a healthier community for everyone to enjoy. 

We want the community with us every step of the way... which is why we hosted and participated in a number of community meetings this summer at Family Ministries, the 2nd District Commander’s meeting, in Tremont and in Slavic Village. We also invited the community to MetroHealth for a series of open houses in our Center for Campus Transformation to experience a virtual reality tour of the hospital, learn more about the initiatives we’re leading, and share their thoughts about how we’re working together to strengthen and enhance the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. 

We’ve made a lot of announcements in the last few months about MetroHealth initiatives and we want to share the details with our community and hear what they have to say.
We’ve met with more than 500 community members in the last two months including residents, small business owners, city council members, nonprofit and community partners, patients and others interested in what we had to share and how it would enhance the neighborhood and the community.

The response was positive with high interest in continuing the conversation. The main areas of interest were our housing initiatives, the digital access pilot, green space and the idea of new businesses and amenities including a grocery store, and locally owned affordable restaurants. Those we spoke with were excited about having a voice and collaborating to improve health and safety and to create economic and educational opportunities to improve everyone’s quality of life. Read an overview of MetroHealth initiatives or learn more about our investments in Clark -Fulton.

People asked a lot of questions and shared their ideas. Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Read more from local media who attended our meetings and open houses.



Greg Zucca at MetroHealth Open House         Jasmine Santana   

            Greg Zucca, Director of Economic Development, shares renderings of the proposed new buildings 
 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana (right) and Roberta Duarte, Jumpstart (left) with friends 
 Greg Bieler at MetroHealth Open House  
Greg Bieler shares information about the EcoDistrict protocol    

Pardon our Dust

People who live near our main campus no doubt saw the trucks traveling up and down Scranton all summer long. What they didn’t know was those 6,500 truckloads of dirt hauled 35,000 yards of clean dirt to Clark Fields to be used in an EPA remediation project. Learn more about the environmental cleanup at Clark Field.

 Construction at MetroHealth  


The Steel is Going In

Everyone who passes by the new hospital construction site at Scranton and Southpoint can’t help but notice huge cranes in the sky and steel arching upward out of the ground. The foundation is being built and work will continue until the until 11 floors of steel are in place.

 MetroHealth Construction Site

MetroHealth Construction Site


As we keep building on the construction site and in the community, we want to keep you informed along the way. Check back with us at this page for updates and if you have a question, please contact us at [email protected] or send a note to:

Community Relations 
5410 Lancaster Dr., Bldg B, Room 218
Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131