Wednesday groundbreaking set for new Byron Health Center building

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will celebrate the start of construction on their new building with a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, October 10th, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the new location of the Byron Wellness Community campus at the corner of Lake Ave and Beacon St. October 10th was chosen because it is the birthday of Byron Health Center’s namesake, Irene Byron, who was born on that date in 1882.

After years of planning, the $38 million project will get underway. It is being partially funded by $12.5 million in New Market Tax Credits, the most ever awarded to a single project by the city of Fort Wayne. The award-winning firm of MKM architecture + design has been instrumental in the architectural planning and design of the new Byron Health Center building, which will be built by Weigand Construction. Additional financing has been provided Centier Bank and PNC Bank.

The new Byron Health Center building, which will be situated on the southwest corner of the 14-acre Byron Wellness Community campus, will have 120 long-term / skilled care beds alongside the new Miller’s Place assisted living structure, which will provide 50 assisted living apartments.