Ward-Pugh commends Mercy Sacred Heart Village for its “Green” efforts in expansion
Friday April 24, 2009
While on hand for a special ground breaking ceremony, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9)on Friday, praised the efforts of Mercy Sacred Heart Village for keeping the environment in mind as it expands to serve the community of Clifton and the surrounding area.
“Mercy has once again shown its efforts to be not only a good citizen and neighbor in Clifton but to be a good steward of the environment,” said Ward-Pugh.
The Councilwoman joined officials with Mercy Sacred Heart Village and its owners Mercy Health Partners of Cincinnati in breaking ground for a new $4 million expansion of the facility on Payne Street. The expansion will include 26 new residential suites as well as a new therapeutic gymnasium.
The project includes a “Rain Garden” retention basin. All the water that comes from the roof and the parking lot will flow into the basin as an alternative to the Storm Sewer system. The idea is not to overload MSD’s combined storm sewer system and create a natural grass garden area.
Ward-Pugh commended the work of Michael Leary and the Clifton Community Council for their imitative in the “green” aspect the project.
“I am also pleased that Mercy worked very closely with the Clifton Neighborhood Plan to ensure the unique and historical nature of this area is also maintained,” said Ward-Pugh. “No one forced Mercy to do anything; it was a true working partnership that only shows what a good neighbor they are to the people of this area.”
For 117 years, Mercy has been serving the needs of the Clifton, Clifton Heights and Crescent Hill area.