UPDATE 10/19/2015 11:29 AM
A new medical facility is open in Parkersburg. The Garfield Medical Complex has been three years in the making.
Physicians, orthopedists, orthodontists, physical therapists and pharmacists operate out of the building.
While they've worked there for about six months, this marks the first time the facility is open to the public.
One medical professional says he thinks this facility will benefit the community and that it will be around for a very long time.
"I've been in Parkersburg now for about 18 years and I plan on finishing up my career here. This is a facility that will be able to serve our patients, it'll be convenient and coordinated for all of our patients for a long time to come," said Dr. Orton Armstrong.
It's located on Garfield Avenue.
UPDATE 6/12/2014 11:45 AM
Breaking ground for more quality care in Parkersburg.
By next spring there will be two new medical buildings on the empty lot off of Garfield Avenue.
The Garfield Medical Complex will offer more than 30,000 square feet of office space.
Doctors behind the project say this is great for both patients and for the local economy.
You may have noticed some construction activity off Garfield Avenue in Parkersburg.
Crews started working there a week ago.
It's near the Airgas facility.
Mayor Bob Newell says medical offices are being built there.
Garfield Rentals, LLC owns the property.
Douglas Builders is the construction crew.
It's not clear yet which doctors will be there.
But Mayor Newell says the proximity of Camden Clark Medical Center likely appealed to developers.
"That's prime property and it's been vacant for a little while and there's some other property adjacent to it that hopefully that will fill in eventually," says Mayor Newell.
Douglas Builders says two buildings will be constructed.
The project will be done around April.