Clinic business

Former Mott Branch Library Rezoned to Become Compassion Health Toledo Clinic

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The building that was once the Mott Branch Library on Dorr St. is empty. It’s across from the new Mott Library and in a neighborhood that many Toledo City Council members say needs development.

“I believe the neighborhood needs something there,” said Vanice Williams, Toledo City Council, District 4. Williams says she supports a project to breathe new life into this site. However, she expressed her frustrations at a town council meeting in May.

Compassion Health Toledo plans to build a second clinic here. The group’s existing clinic is on Broadway near the south in the former South Branch Library. Compassion Health purchased the former Mott Branch Library from the city for one dollar.

After Williams and other board members signed the agreement, they said they learned that Sandy Spang, the city’s business services commissioner, served on the board of Compassion Health in 2019, before stepping down. They, they said, changed their minds about the deal.

Today was about the zoning change.

“It had nothing to do with anything other than the zoning change. Yes, I can say that I was unhappy with the process, and I will continue to say that. I will keep saying, “Was it fair? I don’t think so,” added Williams.

For now, the plan calls for a half-million-dollar renovation of the facility, which is expected to open in 2023.

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