A North Pinellas motel is being transformed into a medical arts building for Florida Hospital North Pinellas that will house multiple specialties and physicians to satisfy more health care needs for residents in the area.
It’s an investment of health and wellness in the community, and Florida Hospital hosted a “Demo Day” party with children from three after school programs – Boys & Girls Club, Citizen’s Alliance for Progress and the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department – so they could be part of that investment.
The group came out to graffiti the old motel walls, then staff from the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College helped the kids create a canvas that will, quite literally, leave their handprint on the future medical arts building.
Work on the $10 million dollar building will begin after the renovation and expansion of the hospital emergency department. The demolished motel site will serve as a staging area for that project in the meantime.