A medical complex will be built in the Timberline Office Park starting in August.

A medical complex will be built in the Timberline Office Park starting in August.

The two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility, to be constructed at Trueman Boulevard and Davidson Road, will be similar in appearance to other buildings in the park, developers say.

"The advantages of the Timberline site are that it's a professional destination, a beautiful setting with a pond and trees, updated, efficient office design, and accessible with all the foresight the city had to put Trueman Boulevard through," said Melanie Wollenberg, executive vice president of development services for Columbus-based developer Equity Inc.

The building will be in the south quarter of the office park, where Four Seasons Columbus and two other existing buildings sit. The two buildings will have office space available for lease, and the Four Seasons will receive renovations that will allow it to have multiple events. In addition, the parking lot will be redeveloped to accommodate parking and traffic flow to the street.

James Haring, chief operating officer for Equity, said the new medical office, which will take nine to 12 months to construct, would fill a niche in Hilliard.

"It gives the physicians groups a unique place to practice," Haring said. "This facility just creates a park that is going to be a nice growing addition to the community here."

The new building already is half full with physician practices that plan to move to Timberline, Haring said."We do still have first-floor space still available," Wollenberg said. "We have three-fourths of the upper floor committed, and we are working on several more commitments."

The medical complex will feature cedarlike siding and stacked slate. "While we want to build an institutional-quality building, we also want to integrate it with the wonderful feel that you have in the existing buildings," Wollenberg said. "We're paying close attention to construction materials, the shape of the building and how it sits on the site."

Equity has been in business for 20 years and is the 14th-largest health-care developer in the United States, Wollenberg said. They have developed local medical offices in Westerville, New Albany, Grandview, Pickerington and the Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence on Sawmill Road.

"We've done health care longer than anyone in central Ohio," Wollenberg said.

Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt and other city officials attended a presentation at the Four Seasons on April 20.

"The city of Hilliard has been a wonderful partner for us, and we thank you for everything you're doing to get this project off the ground," Wollenberg said.