About 30 staff members for Center Care PPO will be the newest tenants of Stadium Park Plaza. As reported in Tuesday's Daily News, Commonwealth Health Corp. on Monday signed a lease for about 10,500 square feet of space to house about 30 employees in the building starting in July.

John Mark Fones, CHC senior vice president, said Center Care provides a statewide preferred provider organization network to third parties. The CHC subsidiary was outgrowing its current location above the Urgent Care clinic in the Hartland Medical Plaza off Scottsville Road.

"We have kind of maxed out on our space" of 7,500 square feet, Fones said. "This gives us some room, plus we love the idea of being downtown."

The location on the fourth floor of the building facing Seventh Avenue, which formerly housed technology firm Connected Nation, also gives Center Care staff easier access to The Medical Center campus and other CHC offices.

Fones said it's possible that more employees may eventually be housed in the space.

"Our company has lots of different work groups," he said. "We may share some of the space. ... It gives us some room to grow."

The developer of the plaza is excited about the move.

“They are a great tenant to have in the building,” Stadium Park Plaza developer Jerry Katzoff said.

Katzoff, who assumed the role as developer of the building that wraps around the downtown parking garage Feb. 1, said he had another letter of intent to lease 4,500 square feet of space out for final approvals and is still working on plans and tenants for the remainder of the space, including the fourth-floor, fully furnished space once occupied by technology firm Hitcents.

— Follow city government reporter Wes Swietek on Twitter @BGDNgovtbeat or visit bgdailynews.com.


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