This is our third medical office building for Mid Hudson Medical Group, a four story 84,000 sf multi-tenant medical facility. The project was developed by Kirchhoff Properties on a former precast concrete manufacturing site the major intersection of US Route 9W and NYS Route 199/209, on the north edge of Kingston’s regional retail center. Optimus identified and recommended the location, after touring MHMG’s CEO through the Kingston pointing out the development patterns, transportation and medical service considerations for a new medical center. Kirchhoff Properties benefited by developing a larger retail center anchored by MHMG’s new building.
The ground floor includes a retail Pharmacy, Imaging, Urgent Care, Ortho & Podiatry and Building Services. The second floor includes Women’s Imaging, OBGYN & Women’s Health, GI-URO-ENT and a Procedure Suite. The third floor includes Ophthalmology, MHMG Administration, Albany Medical Center Surgical Practice and expansion space. The fourth floor includes Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics and Blood Draw.
This project was originally planned for the potential to add an identical footprint medical building of any height up to four stories with a connecting hall at the ground level, where the main lobby runs through the current building. While the building was designed for owner occupancy, Optimus studied the plan and proposed options to make it suitable for multi-tenant occupancy. That foresight and effort paid off when the project was under construction, and MHMG and Kirchhoff decided not to construct and occupy all of MHMG’s tenant fit-up, but rather lease out the pharmacy space and Albany Medical Center Suite. Optimus then designed the fit-up for these two tenants with only minor modifications to the building’s core & shell. Optimus Architecture’s principal architect, David A. Souers, AIA, ACHA, ASHE, planned, designed, developed and managed multi-tenant and single tenant corporate office parks and buildings in Boston and New York for twenty years prior to founding Optimus Architecture. Flexibility, affordability and constructability are as critical to healthcare facilities as they are to corporate and speculative commercial development.