Officials with AnMed Healthcare and Transitions Development Partners-Hartwell LLC braved a driving rain Tuesday to break ground on what will become a $40-million dollar mixed-use development on U.S. 29 in Hartwell.
Called Oakview Crossing, AnMed Healthcare of Anderson, SC plans to build physicians offices as well as a diagnostic center in the development that will provide imaging and other tests, such as laboratory testing, x-rays and mammography.
In addition to the services provided by AnMed, Oakview Crossing will also have a planned senior community, restaurants, retail shops and professional office space.
Hart County Industrial Building Authority Director Dwayne Dye said his office worked for over a year to bring the project to Hartwell.
“We participated over the last year to 18-months looking at the facilities here in Hart County and make sure this site would be something that would be of interest to them and a mutual benefit to the people of Hart County,” Dye said.
Industrial Building Authority Chairman Doug Cleveland pointed to the renewed access to quality healthcare having an AnMed satellite facility in Hartwell will bring.
“We have to operate so regionally, that I think that what will happen here will complement Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center and Ty Cobb Regional will complement here. This is just a shot in the arm and a major benefit to our community,” Cleveland said.
After the ground breaking, Edgar Mirabal, founder of Generations Management Group, unveiled the design for the retirement/senior community to be called The Woodlands at Oakview Crossing.
Mirabel said the Woodlands will be a full service senior and assisted living community consisting of 68 independent units and a minor continuum of care of 32 assisted living units.