Crystal Clinic faces backlash from residents over $100M clinic proposal: 4 takeaways

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | June 28, 2018 | Print  |

Residents in Akron, Ohio, are taking legal action after city officials approved a Cleveland-based Crystal Clinic project to build a $100 million clinic, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Some Bath Township residents, part ok Akron, are upset over the traffic, noise and pollution potential from the new clinic. They filed an appeal with the Summit County Pleas Court in Akron over the city's approval of a conditional use permit for the project; the complaint however, did not include a specific reason for the appeal.

2. Crystal Clinic plans to develop a 60-bed hospital for orthopedic and plastic surgery. The new hospital is expected to be one of the tallests building in the city.

3. The Akron Planning Commission approved Crystal Clinic's plans May 10. It is uncommon for residents to file appeals over a Planning Commission decision, according to Fairlawn Law Director R. Bryan Nace.

4. The new hospital is expected to open in mid-2020.

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