The building is being constructed on a seven-acre parcel thatwas acquired from the Celebration Co. in 2007. It is the lastavailable lot in Celebration designated for medical office use thatis not affiliated with Florida Hospital, which is located in closeproximity. The Shermen Group has secured a $17-million constructionloan from Fifth Third Bank and has received all entitlementsrequired for the project, including special medical entitlements.The project is expected to be completed in November.


The Shermen Group managing partner Francis Jenkins that the project is 25% preleased. Among signed tenantsare medical-related services, doctors' groups and surgery centers."We're not affiliated with a hospital which is attractive totenants that want to be located in the area but do not want to beaffiliated with a hospital," Jenkins says.


The general contractor for the project is Baltimore-basedWhiting Turner Contracting Co. Cooper Robertson & Partnersprovided the designs for the building, which will reflect theCelebration-modern architectural style and will be consistent withCelebration's architectural guidelines. The architect-of-record,locally based C4 Architecture, used Cooper's schematic drawings tocreate the design development and construction drawings for theproject. "Celebration Boulevard Medical Center will be a welcomeand healthy addition to the community of Celebration as well asOsceola County," says the Celebration Co. president Matthew Kelly."The plans complement the existing buildings along CelebrationBoulevard and the surrounding businesses."

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