3001 Healthcare Way, Modesto, CA 95356
Meridian develops 11,700 SF outpatient clinic in desirable location
Meridian’s client desired a location in Modesto, California that would be close to the newly constructed Kaiser Permanente hospital. During the site search, Meridian found that there was little available land with the right infrastructure for a new medical office building. Meridian was able to identify a parcel located in a 40-acre business park situated adjacent to the hospital. As the first buyer of a single parcel within the business park, Meridian faced numerous challenges throughout construction. Ultimately, it was Meridian’s tenacity, experience, and teamwork that allowed them to complete the building on time and under budget.
Meridian’s client had a need to provide outpatient services adjacent to a new Kaiser hospital located in Modesto, California. Much of the apparent availability of land surrounding the hospital was encumbered with expensive municipal utility districts or lacked adequate infrastructure for development. The most desired site, not subject to the substantial municipal utility districts and impact fees, was lot 18 of the Bridges, a two phase, 40-acre Business Park adjacent to the hospital.
Unfortunately, the first phase (22 acres) of the Business Park was foreclosed on by the lender during the downturn causing innumerable challenges on the second phase including; ingress, egress, emergency vehicle access, and storm water. These challenges were also coupled with mounting liens and logistical issues of being the first buyer of the single parcel within the larger park.
Meridian worked with the original developer, the City, the lender who owned Phase I, the original contractor, architect and civil engineer to ensure all title, ingress, egress, emergency vehicle access, liens, maintenance agreements, infrastructure and design standards were addressed, while meeting the client’s schedule and budget constraints. Meridian had to step in and complete many of the infrastructure and common area items that the site developer failed to deliver. This included extending most utilities to the building, hydro-jetting & videotaping storm lines, getting power for the parking lot lights, and various landscaping. Meridian also had to step in and pay many utility fees to get the backbone infrastructure in place for power, gas, and telecom.
Meridian collaborated with KTGY Architecture on this development and came up with a remarkably good-looking Spanish style building. The building looked and felt like retail, which of course had to be approved not only by the City, but all the other retailers within the center.
Uniquely, this center was also able to use the pylon sign with freeway visibility. While brand exposure, visibility and convenience are commonplace today, at the time of this development it was cutting edge.