Seven Hills plans improvements near planned nursing home
December 25, 2013 by James
Seven Hills, which is about three miles from Parma, is planning improvements near the site of the planned Biltmore nursing home. According to a news item from December 16, the city will spend about $750,000 at the northwest corner of Pinnacle Park Drive and Rockside Road. Planned improvements include repaving both roads to the extent possible, and replacing the intersection’s traffic light.
A new hiking and biking trail has also been proposed as part of the project. If approved, it would begin at the nursing home and connect to the Cleveland Metroparks’ West Creek Reservation. Richard Dell’Aquila, Seven Hills’ mayor, describes the proposed trail as a “wonderful amenity” for residents and suggests that it could be a catalyst for more improvement near Rockside Road.
Dell’Aquila also said that Seven Hills requires Hamilton Health Care, LLC, which is the developer of the Biltmore project, to install landscaping as a buffer around the nursing home, so it will feel residential rather than commercial. The Biltmore is planned to offer 80 beds for both long and short-term care. It will also have a physical therapy department and provide in-home care.
The new facility will create anywhere from 80 to 100 new jobs, and bring an additional $3.5m in payroll to Seven Hills. Construction could start this winter, with a projected opening within 18 months.
Seven Hills officials could work with brochure printers to create a mailer for the community, outlining the new improvements and in particular, urging them to use the new trail, which will add to the residential “feel” they want to create around the nursing home.