A healthcare company which operates dialysis centers in several countries is relocating one of its centers in Springfield.
Denver-based DaVita Inc. has obtained a permit to build DaVita Dialysis Springfield Central, a new dialysis center to be located at 600 North Grand Avenue West. Davita's existing location at 932 N. Rutledge St. will relocate to the new building.
Charles Ferrer, a spokesman for DaVita, says groundbreaking is expected to start later this spring, and it's slated to be ready by early 2018.
"The new address is in close proximity to the current location," he said, "and the local team looks forward to serving those patients in the nearby area."
The contractor for the 8,434-square-foot facility is TRK Construction, based in Missouri. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the center in January 2017. The board's permit letter estimates the center's cost at $5.1 million.
Palastra Real Estate Partners, based in Pennsylvania, purchased the land for the dialysis center from Charles Salvo and Peter Salvo of Springfield. Charles Salvo, owner of Charles P. Salvo & Associates LP real estate management firm, says the new center should be a catalyst for further development on that block, which he notes is along the route coming from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
"DaVita will be an anchor for the whole street," he said.