CEDAR LAKE | Franciscan St. Anthony Health took steps Wednesday to secure its future in Cedar Lake.
The Crown Point hospital is planning to open its first free-standing medical facility in Cedar Lake, on West 133rd Avenue at Fairbanks Street. During a Plan Commission meeting Wednesday, St. Anthony sought preliminary plat approval for a two-lot subdivision at 6801 W. 133rd Ave.
The plat applies to land St. Anthony intends to buy that is adjacent to a building under construction that the company plans to lease for the clinic.
The purchase of the lot is primarily a way to ensure the hospital will have room to expand in the future, officials said. St. Anthony currently has no specific plans for that lot, company vice president Deborah Nelson said.