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Visions for Vacancies: Port Haven Medical Building

What business could breathe some new life into the old medical building?

They don't make 'em like they used to.

According to Cuyahoga Falls Planning Director Fred Guerra, the fairly unique Port Haven building has sat vacant for five years and Patch readers have begun to wonder if the old site will ever see some new business. 

Located at 1625 Portage Tr., the 17,000-square-foot medical office building was constructed in 1963 and the Akron Institute of Herzing University was the last tenant to occupy the space.

The mixed-use building can be used for office or retail space. Only question is: what should go in the towering circular structure?

Tell us in the comments!

Wanda Minor January 25, 2013 at 06:56 PM
There's a developer working in the area?
Vito Colonna January 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Mat, I own the round building. Please call me at 440-342-4113 Vito
Sumco Res January 26, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Hey Vito - Looks like you owe a whole bunch of money in back taxes on that building? When is the foreclosure sale? From the Summit County Site: "APPRAISED VALUE 200,050 " "Total Tax Amount Due Reflects Payment & Adjustment To Date AMOUNT DUE 31729.61 "
Vito Colonna January 26, 2013 at 05:26 PM
By the way I owe zero on the building. I have been contesting its value. For your own information, since you seem to have an interest in the bldg. there are 5 parcels on this property. You have checked only one parcel. I don't like to talk private matters openly. If you have an interest call me at 440-342-4113
Vito Colonna January 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM
As far as the mold is concerned it was caused by a lack of circulation because all of the HVAC systems have been shut off. We completely removed the mold four years ago. This can be thoroughly cleaned in two days by two people. This is an unusually well built building, it is solid concrete, and with proper usage it could last longer than the Colosseum.

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