Holladay Properties, hospital, city cut ribbon for NewPorte Landing Medical Office Building
By Kellyn Vale, GreatNews.Life
In conjunction with the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP), Holladay Properties and La Porte Hospital celebrated the opening of the hospital’s new urgent care and primary care office at NewPorte Landing in La Porte with a ribbon cutting early Tuesday afternoon. The event marked the official opening of the first of many developments to come at NewPorte Landing, an area highly anticipated by all three organizations as well as the City of La Porte.
“We are so excited to open our new clinic and urgent care at NewPorte Landing,” said Ashley Dickinson, CEO of La Porte and Starke hospitals. “Guidance from the City, LEAP, and Holladay Properties has led us to this new area, and we’re excited to see how things come along in the near future. We have to extend a big thank you to Holladay Properties and their partnership in this development for making this possible.”
NewPorte Landing has been in the works for the past few years, the process of bringing it to life extending through several administrations. Mike Micka, Vice President of Development at Holladay Properties, has seen the process through from the start, and is excited to see those efforts culminate in this first building’s inauguration.
“I started working with the City of La Porte about five years ago on the whole development of NewPorte Landing,” Micka said. “As the developer of this project we got to know the folks from the hospital a little bit more and help them bring this building to fruition. They liked the location, and when we showed them the concept plans of what the development could look like they were intrigued by the growth opportunities in this area.”
Though the process has been lengthy its results are well worth the wait. The new Urgent Care and Primary Care Center stands sleek and strong, a testament to years of outstanding work by Holladay Properties, ready to provide the highest level of care to patients and serve as the foundation of the up and coming NewPorte Landing.
“It’s been a very exciting process,” Micka said. “When Holladay first visited the site, we recognized NewPorte as a great redevelopment opportunity and worked through the environmental remediation required. It is awesome that NewPorte is now home to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and this new 11,700 square foot building and more to come.”