Demolition continues at former Clarion hotel site

The former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center on the west side of Columbus is largely a pile of rubble.

Columbus Regional Health bought the property last summer after a foreclosure auction and has been in the process of tearing the building down.

Lawyer Excavation from Seymour is doing the work demolishing the building. Kelsey DeClue, spokeswoman for the hospital, explains the process to replace the former Holiday Inn building on Jonathan Moore Pike.

Part of that recycling will be reusing the rubble as fill dirt, to lift the entire property out of the flood plain.

Based on a review of community needs, CRH plans to build a medical facility at the location, likely concentrating on family practitioners and specialty doctors, DeClue said. However the exact mix has not yet been unveiled.


CRH has been undergoing a review of the community’s medical needs, DeClue said. She said the exact mix of those offices has not yet been unveiled.

The hospital does not expect to use the entire 22-acre property and will make some of the property available to other developers.