Thursday, November 20, 2008

Children's buys 400 E MLK after all

After originally passing on the purchase of 400 E Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finally closed on the property two weeks ago for $552,116.

In June, the Cincinnati City Council approved a zoning change from IR Institutional-Residential to CC-A Commercial Community Auto-Oriented District in an attempt to make the 2.1-acre site more attractive for development.

Several developers expressed interest in a rezoned site, including several fast food operators.

BMF Pediatric Care, who owned the land and a 16,000-square-foot building on the site, had been trying to market the property to fund its other locations in Over-the-Rhine, Norwood, and Harrison.

It is unclear if Children's will utilize the site for its own operations or put the land up for sale.

Previous reading on BC:
Avondale land rezoned (6/25/08)
Rezoning could make Avondale land marketable (6/13/08)