OhioHealth's list of construction projects now includes a one-story, 10,000-square-foot medical office building at 2295 W. William St. in Delaware.

Construction is expected to begin March 18, said Mike MacKay, OhioHealth director of design and construction.

MacKay said OhioHealth hopes to have construction complete this year, with the offices opening by January 2020.

"This building will be home to six physicians, with plans of two starting when the building opens, and the others coming on board over in the following years," said Berney Crane, vice president of primary care services for OhioHealth Physician Group.

"We are exploring the potential to have specialty use of the facility, but that hasn't been finalized yet," he said. "Once the facility is fully utilized, we would expect 18 associates and six providers."

City documents show the building will sit on 3.31 acres, with 50 parking spaces.

The site is at the corner of West William and Lansdale Drive, with the entrance on Lansdale.

Delaware City Council approved the development plan Feb. 11.

City Council member Lisa Keller said her 2nd Ward constituents posed no objections to the plan when she asked for their input on Facebook.

Last October, OhioHealth started work on a $20 million expansion project at Dublin Methodist Hospital. The project will add 32,000 square feet of new space and renovate an existing 10,000 square feet.

The new space will include eight postpartum beds and a labor and delivery room on the second floor, for a total of 27 postpartum beds and 10 labor and delivery rooms.

Also included will be a new 15-bed observation unit connected to the north side of the emergency department. The unit will be for stays of less than 24 hours, while physicians decide if a patient will be admitted.

OhioHealth said it's also on schedule to open a new 270,000-square-foot administrative campus in the spring on about 13 acres at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Last fall, OhioHealth opened the $46.5 million Grove City Methodist Hospital on 22 acres east of Interstate 71 at 1375 Stringtown Road.

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