Norton Plans Office Building on Breckenridge Lane
The Norton Healthcare organization plans to develop a large medical office building in St. Matthews along Breckenridge Lane, just north of Dutchmans Lane, on the site of a strip mall that will be demolished.
The area is in the middle of a rapidly developing medical sector where several Norton competitors have existing or planned medical facilities.
Norton Properties Inc. on Monday filed documents with Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services stating an intent to apply for a permit from the Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment for the medical office building. Site plans show a three-story building with 83,000 square feet of space surrounded by nearly 500 parking spaces.
The shopping center tenants include a Visionworks, an Office Depot, an Amish Hills, a Moe\’s restaurant and a Pep Boys with a detached Marathon service station and food mart.
Emmett Ramser, Norton\’s assistant vice president for facilities management, said that Norton has a contract to acquire the 10-acre tract from Keges Realty Co. of Cincinnati. THe property is assessed at just over $4.5 million, according to county records.
He said Norton intends to honor tenant leases. But he said that, eventually, \”everything will have to come down.\” Norton has no firm schedule for developing the medical office building.
The property is a short distance from the Norton-operated St. Matthews Women\’s & Kosair Children\’s Hospital, formerly Norton Suburban Hospital.
The site along Breckenridge is across Dutchmans Lane from a large KentuckyOne outpatient services facility.
KentuckyOne Health, the parent company of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, has signed a contract to buy the shopping center that includes the Village 8 Theatres on Dutchmans Lane in St. Matthews, behind where Norton plans the new medical-office building. Baptist Hospital East is located just north of the Norton target site.
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