Windsor to Break Ground on $12M Nursing Home

CANFIELD, Ohio – Workers are preparing the site where, after more than two years in the making, Girard-based Windsor House Inc. is building a $12 million skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

“We’re thrilled to be moving forward, and we’re thankful to both the city and the township,” says Dan Rowland, Windsor House’s director of marketing.

The project is the first Joint Economic Development District, or JEDD, agreement in Mahoning County, Rowland said. The deal stands to benefit both political subdivisions: the city of Canfield will collect a 1% income tax and Canfield Township will collect property taxes on the project, he said.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m.Sept. 7 at the site – a 19-acre parcel on the intersection of state Route 446 and U.S. Route 62.

Rowland said the new center – named Canfield Acres — would encompass 60,000 square feet and feature 72 private rooms. A new gym with advanced exercise and therapy equipment is also planned for the project.

“We anticipate it being a big rehab center,” Rowland said. “They key is that we expect to draw from the Canfield area and Salem as well.”

The project was first put forth more than two and-a-half years ago, said Joe Warino, Canfield city manager. Initially, the idea was to annex the property – which is located in the township — into the city so utilities such as water and sewer could be extended to the project. However, that didn’t prove feasible since the land wasn’t contiguous to city property and Mahoning County commissioners denied the request for annexation.

Instead, the township and the city came to an agreement and formed a JEDD. Under the JEDD, the city would collect a 1% income tax in return for supplying the needed utilities for the project. The nursing home would still remain in Canfield Township, and could thus collect property taxes generated by the development.

“I believe it’s a fair agreement,” Warino says. “There was a lot of back and forth.”

The new nursing home is expected to employ 72 and generate an estimated $2.17million in gross annual wages. That computes to $21,703 a year in payroll taxes for the city of Canfield.

Pictured: Rendering of the project.

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