Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Phoenix Project going to continue?

Yes. CityWide Development Corp., a long-time partner in the Phoenix Project, and planning NEXT, an experienced firm specializing in community engagement and property redevelopment, will work together with community stakeholders. Premier Health plans to be an active partner in redeveloping the property in a way that contributes to the neighborhood and region.

A 2018 workplan for the Phoenix Project was adopted in December and will continue through this year. It includes maintaining all existing programs, including housing programs, Community Policing, and summer youth programming, among others.

2. How will existing planned investments be affected?

The proposal for 60 units of senior housing with onsite supportive services at the former Miracle Lane Shopping Center is moving forward with our partners, The Model Group and Episcopal Retirement Services. We submitted our application to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in February.  This is a highly competitive process and we hope to hear positive news in May.

3. How will existing developments be affected?

The Phoenix Project catalyzed redevelopment efforts and leveraged investment in the area.  In large part, this was by partnering with other strong organizations who will continue to be neighborhood anchors, such as the Northwest Library, Five Rivers Health Center and the Aquatic Park at Fairview Commons.

4. How long will the planning process take and what will be produced?

The process was initiated in February, 2018 and is anticipated to take at least six months. It is anticipated that the process will create a vision and investment plan for the Good Samaritan Hospital site and the Phoenix planning area.

5. Will there be more opportunities to share my ideas or voice my concerns?

Yes. The input of the community is not only wanted, it is absolutely critical as we work together to transform the Good Samaritan Hospital site. Good Samaritan Hospital and Premier Health have a long history of successfully partnering with  and investing in the adjacent neighborhood and larger community. There is a plan to obtain public and community input over the next few months, through a number of outreach activities which will include:

  • Meetings with community leaders
  • Focus Groups
  • Surveys (email and other)
  • Workshops
  • Community events
  • This website

Additional information regarding upcoming meetings and events will be announced soon.

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