Fenwick medical complex nears ground-breaking

The Fenwick Medical Complex plans to break ground in September, after not quite four years of planning, including re-zoning, water and sewer development and other preliminary measures.

Coastal Point: The future site of the Fenwick Medical Complex, on Zion Church Road near Roxana.Coastal Point:
The future site of the Fenwick Medical Complex, on Zion Church Road near Roxana.

Six buildings, eventually comprising about 102,000 square feet, are planned for the roughly 33 acres of land on Zion Church Road near Roxana.

Besides physician’s offices, the plan is to have a medical aid unit, imaging center, physical therapy office and an ambulatory surgery center, along with cardiac and other lab services for a “one stop shopping,” campus-like setting. A physical therapist has already signed on and will be one of the first tenants.

PMP Associates will also offer a turn-key operation for physicians interested in that.

“If they want it,” explained William F. Carello, a practice managing consultant working with the group, “if they don’t want to have to worry about hiring, and billing, etc., we can provide them that managerial service.”

Carello said the architecture will be in keeping with other architecture downstate and it will be a “first-class operation.”

The group recently sent out marketing materials to 900 doctors in the state of Delaware, seeking tenants. The suites will range from 2,500 to 15,000 square feet. They will also offer “time share” opportunities for doctors who may want to maintain a presence downstate on a part-time basis.

Carello said he is especially excited about the value it will bring to the community, not only to those who vacation in the area but the growing trend of people living in the area full-time.

“Not only is it needed for the retirees, but other people are moving into the area and making their permanent residence here and staying year-round. We are gaining more and more residents, plus the influx of vacationers you get in the summertime.”

The group plans to start with one or two buildings and gradually build until they reach the maximum square footage, based on demand.

For more information, or to inquire about leasing in the complex, contact Bill Carello at (302) 559-4634 or at wcarello@aol.com.