DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District will call a new location home after the Board of Health purchased property this month to construct a new building on South Sandusky Street near Country Club Rehabilitation Campus.

Neighbors and members of the public are invited to learn more about future building plans on June 4, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Terra Nova Community Church located at 425 S. Sandusky Street in Delaware.

“As Delaware County continues to increase in population, we too have had to grow in order to provide important public health services to our communities,” said Health Commissioner Shelia Hiddleson. “As much as we have loved being located in downtown Delaware, we have simply outgrown our current location.”

Hiddleson added that parking struggles also played a part in the decision to purchase property.

The new 30,000 square-foot facility will accompany a 200-space parking lot and utilize six acres known as 470 South Sandusky and three acres along Magnolia Drive.

“The Board and staff are very appreciative of community support through the public health levy,” Hiddleson said. “The levy funds help provide valuable public health services, however they cannot and will not be used to fund the building of the new facility.”

Anticipated facility construction will begin in 2020.