Groundbreakings and Ribbon Cuttings
Sylvania is fortunate to have several groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings for new facilities in our community this year. When businesses and institutions choose to locate, renovate or add to their facilities, it is a positive economic sign for our community. They will all improve our quality of life, attract new residents and provide new job opportunities. Here is a list of some of these new investments in our Sylvania community.
On Aug. 6, Sylvania Country Club dedicated its new aquatic center. It includes a beautiful new pool expansion, slide, toddler pool and pool house that will attract new members. Although not open to the public, it is an asset making Sylvania more competitive with other communities.
On Aug. 12, I was privileged to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Toledo –Lucas County Library Branch at King Road and Sylvania Avenue. It will be the first new library branch in the library system since 1984 and promises to be a great asset to the Sylvania community. It will offer the newest in library technology and services in a beautiful new building. When the new library branch opens in about a year, Sylvania will have a library branch near each high school.
The new artificial turf, field lights and scoreboard at Northview High School Stadium will be dedicated on Aug. 26. This is a wonderful cooperative project of the Sylvania Schools and Lourdes University to provide a collegiate quality field in Sylvania. Not just a football field, it also has been widened for a full 75 yard wide soccer field and also lacrosse. The artificial turf will safely allow much more play in all weather conditions.
Lourdes University is planning a groundbreaking for its new recreation center on Sept. 2. The new building will be built on the Lourdes Mid-Campus between McCord Road and Convent. It will include a 1,000 seat arena as well as a variety of health and recreation rooms to attract new students and athletes. Lourdes continues to grow as a great asset for the Sylvania Community.
The new Heartland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is scheduled to open later this year on the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus. It will replace the recently closed Lake Park Facility. I have been invited to tour the building Aug. 20 as construction is finishing up. A fall opening is anticipated and will provide our residents with a great new care option.
The new ProMedica Sylvania Health and Wellness Center on Monroe Street has been under construction since last year and is looking toward a late 2015 completion. The building is designed to bring together many medical specialties in one location and provide more efficient medical service for our residents. It is a great addition to our community.
These are only a few of the many investments being made in our community. Sylvania is already a great place to live, work and raise a family. All these new facilities keep Sylvania improving as the best place to be in northwest Ohio.