Via Sana, meaning "healthy way" in Spanish, is located in the heart of Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood and along the West 25th Street Corridor. The project - being developed by The MetroHealth System and housing developer, The NRP Group - will bring much-needed, high quality, affordable housing to the community.
"Our goal is to make Clark-Fulton a model for healthy living," said Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth President and CEO. "We want to make a positive impact on both the physical and economic health of the people who live in the community adjacent to our main campus, and beyond."
In addition to its 72 affordable apartments, the first floor of Via Sana will be home to The MetroHealth Opportunity Center. Operated in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College, the center will offer job training, financial and digital literacy training and access to Tri-C classes for apartment residents and others.
Via Sana is part of a broader development launched by MetroHealth that will bring additional housing, retail and community amenities to the neighborhood. MetroHealth is working closely with multiple partners, including the City of Cleveland, to develop quality housing for people of various incomes, clean and safe neighborhoods, strong transportation options and improved access to local food, jobs, health care and technology.
With Via Sana located on the northwest corner of MetroHealth's main campus which is undergoing a $1 billion renovation, residents will be only steps away from first-class health care and from a 12-acre park with connections to the Towpath Trail that is being created as part of the hospital's transformation. The new hospital tower will open in the fall of 2022.
For more information about Greater Cleveland's public hospital system and its nearly 8,000 employees, go to www.metrohealth.org