It’s been nearly a decade since Mister C’s dished up a veal parmigiana or any other Italian fare, but neighbors still call the 30th and Fort Streets site by the name of the demolished restaurant.
That’s changing, though, with increasing signs of the incoming 30 Metro Place — a $20 million development set to rise five stories on the nearly 3-acre tract surrounded by a residential neighborhood and a community college.
The planned 110,000-square-foot structure, whose dimensions have grown since first conceived, is to be anchored by a ground-level health clinic and 110 upper-floor apartments.
Charles Drew Health Center already has dibs on half of the 12,000 square feet of commercial space. Three physicians and support staff are to provide primary medical, dental and behavioral health
care, said CEO Kenny McMorris, who views the services as a healthier alternative to emergency room visits.
“We are excited about the opportunity to respond to community need and increase health care access for a diverse and growing population,” McMorris said.
The satellite would join a dozen other Charles Drew health centers east of 72nd Street and north of Dodge. The closest is at 30th and Lake Streets, McMorris said, noting the geographical need, especially as Metro’s Fort Omaha campus grows.