Former Good Samaritan Hospital site to see redevelopment, including health care facilities

DAYTON — Premier Health will build a 12,000-square-foot facility on the grounds of the former Good Samaritan Hospital site that will feature a variety of healthcare offices as part of the site’s redevelopment plans, the healthcare provider announced Wednesday.

“This is an exciting first step to advance a project for this site, and it aligns with the PhoenixNext planning vision created by the community,” said Eloise Broner, chair of the Phoenix Next Dayton board, which is overseeing the site’s redevelopment. “While there is much work ahead of us, we look forward to identifying partners who want to be part of this new campus.”

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The Premier Health facility will feature an urgent care, physical therapy, lab services, medical imaging and physician office space in what the group says follows “through on its pledge to ensure the former hospital site again contributes to the area’s economic vitality and quality of life.”

PhoenixNext is currently working with several other organizations about locating operations to the 13-acre site near Salem Avenue and Philadelphia Drive, according to the organization.

The concepts for the development of the site were shared with a small group of stakeholders and residents living near the property in May. PhoenixNext said input was positive from that group.

“While Ohio health orders limited the size of the initial gathering, the Phoenix Next Board wanted to share the potential of this development publicly so we can openly engage partners and have more dialogue with the community,” Broner said.

The Phoenix Project for more than 15 years in Dayton has been comprised of the City of Dayton, Premier Health, CityWide Development and others to invest in the neighborhoods surrounding the former Good Samaritan Hospital property.

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In 2019, the group recommitted for a long-term partnership, where $30 million was pledged to redevelop the former Good Samaritan Hospital land.

“We are excited for what this future development will mean for the Northwest Dayton community,” said Shelley Dickstein, Dayton City Manager. “As we continue our work with Premier Health to improve and revitalize the neighborhoods in this area, projects such as this will create the opportunity to attract future investment in the area.”

Contributions of the group led to development of the Salem and Catalpa Gateway Park, Fairview K-6 School, Fairview Commons Park, Northwest Metro Library, Salem Avenue Tree Farm and Five Rivers Health City, according to the organization. The Rising at Phoenix also brought 33 new single-family homes to the neighborhood.

Other partnerships PhoenixNext has include community policing, home improvement loans and youth development programs.