West Chester Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com West Chester Development West Chester Development $40M TriHealth-anchored development in West Chester to include hotel, retail http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/459 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:41:56 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/459 <p><a title="Cincinnati Business Courier" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/11/40m-trihealth-anchored-development-in-west.html?ana=e_du_prem&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-08-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1502480302&amp;j=78685661" target="_blank">Cincinnati Business Courier</a></p> <p>A planned $40 million development in West Chester Township would add a hotel and retail to a TriHealth medical center.</p> <p>As my colleague Barrett Brunsman previously reported, TriHealth&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06/16/exclusive-trihealth-to-scale-back-land-buy-for.html">plans to buy a scaled down piece of property</a>&nbsp;for its new medical center, which is expected to eventually include nearly 100,000 square feet of space. But the developer for the project, Dayton-based Miller-Valentine Group, also plans to build a hotel and small retail building at the property at Cox Road and Liberty Way.</p> <p>Miller-Valentine is the developer and contractor for the TriHealth component of the project. Miller-Valentine is partnering with Bellevue-based&nbsp;<a href="http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/brandicorp/379292/">Brandicorp</a>&nbsp;on the retail and hotel components.</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/search/results?q=Brian%20Copfer">Brian Copfer</a>, senior vice president of commercial development for Miller-Valentine, said the plan for the property includes a four-story, 101-room hotel, an 8,360-square-foot retail/restaurant building and TriHealth&rsquo;s building. The 14.7-acre property also would have a total of 679 parking spaces.</p> <p>&ldquo;This site has great visibility, great connectivity to all of the amenities in the area and it&rsquo;s right across the street from Voice of America Park,&rdquo; Copfer said.</p> <p>Phasing on the project has not been determined yet, but Copfer said they would like to buy the property by the end of the year. Site work would begin as soon as possible, weather permitting, with construction scheduled to start at the beginning of 2018.</p> <p>The growing number of hospitals in the area are generating more demand for hotel rooms, Copfer said. The hotel brand has not been determined at this point. Also, Copfer said the exact makeup of the retail building hasn't been determined.</p> <p>Copfer said the developers have worked out infrastructure issues with Butler County and West Chester Township.</p> <p>&ldquo;They have been fantastic to work with throughout this entire process,&rdquo; Copfer said.</p> <p>The land is currently owned by Butler County Transportation Improvement District. The developers are asking West Chester Township trustees for a zoning change to commercial planned unit development from agricultural for the project. A vote on the change and the preliminary development plan is scheduled for Aug. 22.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/11/40m-trihealth-anchored-development-in-west.html?ana=e_du_prem&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-08-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1502480302&amp;j=78685661">https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/08/11/40m-trihealth-anchored-development-in-west.html?ana=e_du_prem&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-08-11&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1502480302&amp;j=78685661</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/TriHealth site plan/">TriHealth site plan</a> Butler Tech moves ahead with rapid expansion plan http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/458 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:05:28 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/458 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-education/butler-tech-moves-ahead-with-rapid-expansion-plan/9KIh6OhKWjz8tfietM4taO/" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>The big changes at one of Ohio&rsquo;s largest career school systems keep coming.</p> <p>Though it&rsquo;s less than two years old, Butler Tech&rsquo;s leading edge Bioscience Center in West Chester Township is already expanding its classroom space for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.</p> <p>And school officials are moving on additional plans to add to the two-story building and adjacent class buildings to the high-profile campus overlooking Interstate 75, said school officials.</p> <p>A new wing is planned by 2019 for the $16 million center, which opened in 2015, but Butler Tech officials say they are also planning additional school buildings to the 23-acre campus, which sits atop a hill just west of the I-75 and Cincinnati-Dayton Road interchange.</p> <p>David Plotts, executive director of business operations for Butler Tech, stands of the roof of the Bioscience Center, from where on most days you can see the tops of downtown Cincinnati&rsquo;s buildings 20 miles south, and within his gaze also envisions the school&rsquo;s future.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of our strategic goals is to reach the greatest number of students in our community,&rdquo; said Plotts. &ldquo;It allows us to better serve our students and our community.&rdquo;</p> <p>The changes at the Bioscience Center campus &ndash; which include converting conference rooms into two new classrooms and additional classroom space at partner West Chester Medical Center - are the latest for the career school that serves nine Butler County school systems and Northwest Schools in northern Hamilton County.</p> <p>The school system, which serves more than 27,000 high school &ndash; juniors and seniors - and adult students who study there on a full or part-time basis annually, is half-way through one of the busiest years in its 42-year history.</p> <p>Earlier this year the Journal-News was the first to report Butler Tech&rsquo;s $2.75-million purchase of a part of the old Americana Amusement Park property in Monroe to serve as an adult education campus.</p> <p>Soon after Butler Tech announced for the first time in its history it will allow high school sophomores to enroll for the coming school year, adding about 80 to its classes.</p> <p>Added one of the region&rsquo;s first drone piloting summer camps and school-year classes to take advantage of the exploding job market in that career area.</p> <p>The career school continues to add to its growing roster of corporate partners, which now number 152.</p> <p>And it&rsquo;s scrambling to add a new parking lot at the Bioscience campus to handle the center&rsquo;s 30 percent enrollment jump.</p> <p>Butler Tech Superintendent Jon Graft said the sweeping changes are by rapid by design and needed for the local economy.</p> <p>&ldquo;Local businesses are desperate to find these students. Manufacturers are struggling to fill great-paying jobs with advancement opportunities. In some cases, they&rsquo;re even offering to pay for their college as an incentive,&rdquo; said Graft. &ldquo;There are more tracks out there than college &ldquo;or&rdquo; career, so Butler Tech is a great solution to preparing for both.&rdquo;</p> <p>Graft has been in office for 18 months and in that time Butler Tech has taken a more aggressive and public approach to its corporate recruitment and marketing efforts.</p> <p>&ldquo;Students and parents want a menu of options. They want it immediately. They want it relevant to their world. They want it to be user-friendly and capable of providing them with their desired outcome,&rdquo; said Graft.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Butler Tech positions itself very well to meet that need. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re trying things like Drone Camp and looking for a business partner for our Bioscience Campus. It&rsquo;s why we purchased land in Monroe to give our adult students a better experience,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Local businesses are desperate to find these students. Manufacturers are struggling to fill great-paying jobs with advancement opportunities. In some cases, they&rsquo;re even offering to pay for their college as an incentive. There are more tracks out there than college or career, so Butler Tech is a great solution to preparing for both,&rdquo; said Graft.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-education/butler-tech-moves-ahead-with-rapid-expansion-plan/9KIh6OhKWjz8tfietM4taO/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-education/butler-tech-moves-ahead-with-rapid-expansion-plan/9KIh6OhKWjz8tfietM4taO/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Butler Tech Bioscience Campus expansion/">Butler Tech Bioscience Campus expansion</a> What's New In West Chester (3Q-2017) http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/457 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:04:00 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/457 <p><span style="font-size: large;">Stay on top of all the exciting new development occurring in West Chester Township. Click&nbsp;<strong><a title="here" href="/media/Whats%20New%20in%20West%20Chester%20(3Q-2017)%20-%20FINAL%20(Low%20Res).pdf" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</strong>to read the latest edition of our economic development eNewsletter,&nbsp;<em>What's New in West Chester,</em> which features information on all the new and expanding businesses.</span></p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/What's New in West Chester 3Q-2017/">What's New in West Chester 3Q-2017</a> Local music, dance studio set to grow again in West Chester http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/456 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:24:24 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/456 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-music-dance-studio-set-grow-again-west-chester/M51W3uxarNgblPAeojDUOJ/" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>The owners of West Chester Academy are gearing up to expand the business once again.</p> <p>In 2015, after expanding four times in eight years in a leased space, the business, which offers instruction in music, dance and acting, constructed and opened a 12,000-square-foot home of its own. That gave the business the ability to introduce a gymnastics program for preschool and school-aged children.</p> <p>Now West Chester Academy, 8107 Market Place Dr., plans to add on an additional 1,200 square feet, according to owner Patsy Rabinowitz.</p> <p>&ldquo;We never imagined we would be adding on to our current facility two years later when we opened two years ago,&rdquo; Rabinowitz told the Journal-News. &ldquo;However, we have reached capacity in several of our spaces, and we particularly have a need for a larger space for the older students in our competitive dance program and our ballet classes.&rdquo;</p> <p>The academy&rsquo;s largest dance studio is 25-by-40. The business will be adding a studio that will be five feet longer in each direction.</p> <p>&ldquo;This will allow our older dancers to dance full out without the worry of running into a wall,&rdquo; Rabinowitz said. &ldquo;The expansion will also allow us to expand our Aerial silks program. We currently have two hanging silks in our gym. In the new space, there will be a steel beam that will support five aerial silks, allowing for more aerial silks students as well as adult aerial silks classes.&rdquo;</p> <p>Those classes, she said, are becoming increasingly popular around the country for adults who would like a unique workout experience that combines the balance and stretching components of yoga with the conditioning and strengthening components of aerial silks.</p> <p>Construction is expected to start this week and should be completed in early September.</p> <p>In addition to benefiting the dance and aerial silks programs, the expansion will free up one of West Chester Academy&rsquo;s existing dance studios to become a multi-use space for other group classes such as Suzuki violin, acting classes, and musical theatre.</p> <p>With more classes comes the need for more teachers to teach them.</p> <p>&ldquo;As the saying goes, &lsquo;When the student is ready, the teacher will appear,&rsquo;&rdquo; Rabinowitz said. &ldquo;It has been our experience that when the space is ready, the right personnel always appear.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rabinowitz said she and her husband, Paul, are always eager to do everything they can to make the business function better.</p> <p>&ldquo;Paul is the architect of the original building, and he came up with an architectural solution to the challenges of needing more space for more programming, a larger space for certain classes, and a way to grow the aerial silks program,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re honored to be joined by a team of like-minded instructors and support staff who share our vision for inspiring students of all ages to reach their highest potential.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;All of us are excited to grow and reach more of our community with the benefits that the arts provide, which to us are more than just great music, dance or gymnastics skills. They&rsquo;re the life skills that students gain in the process: perseverance, teamwork, communication skills, respect, sensitivity, the value of hard work and more.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-music-dance-studio-set-grow-again-west-chester/M51W3uxarNgblPAeojDUOJ/">http://www.journal-news.com/news/local-music-dance-studio-set-grow-again-west-chester/M51W3uxarNgblPAeojDUOJ/</a>?</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/West Chester Academy/">West Chester Academy</a> UC Health Named Among 2017 Most Wired http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/455 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:58:30 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/455 <p><strong>Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health</strong></p> <p>Cincinnati, OH - Advancements in technology continue to make it easier for patients and providers to interact. UC Health&rsquo;s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships has once again been recognized among the American Hospital Association&rsquo;s Most Wired Hospitals.</p> <p>&ldquo;Innovation through technology is another way we continuously improve patient care delivery,&rdquo; said Jay Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for UC Health. &ldquo;Our commitment to offering our patients and clinicians new technologies is another way we share the benefit of academic medicine in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and beyond.&rdquo;</p> <p>New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care&rsquo;s Most Wired&reg; survey.</p> <p>Technology, including smart phones, telehealth, and remote monitoring create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and also underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,&rdquo; said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. &ldquo;They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.&rdquo;</p> <p>HealthCare&rsquo;s Most Wired&reg; survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Health &amp; Hospitals Networks (H&amp;HN). The 2017 Most Wired&reg; survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals &mdash; more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. &mdash; examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.</p> <p>Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&amp;HN.<br />www.hhnmag.com.</p> <p>###</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About UC Health</span><br />UC Health is the region&rsquo;s only academic health system. Affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching &ndash; a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians (includes nearly 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Institute; and, UC Heart, Lung &amp; Vascular Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.</p> <p>About the Most Wired Survey<br />The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About the American Hospital Association</span><br />The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Health Forum</span><br />Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Clearwater Compliance, LLC</span> | https://clearwatercompliance.com/<br />Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare&rsquo;s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com.</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/UC Health/">UC Health</a>