Bolthouse Properties’ “medical hub” in Seven Oaks Business Park continues to grow as the demand for local healthcare services increases and the city of Bakersfield’s development continues to move into the southwest quadrant.
The most recent addition is the newly completed Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC) facility just to the north of The Village at Seven Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care complex on Buena Vista Road. ADAKC relocated Kern County’s only adult day care for those with Alzheimer’s, allowing the Center to provide services to an additional 60 people.
This winter, Bolthouse Properties, LLC will complete construction for Centric Health, a multi-specialty group practice, who will open an Urgent Care facility in the corridor’s newest retail area in Seven Oaks Business Park. Centric Health’s recent decision to add a Pharmacy adjacent to the Urgent Care will provide a convenient location for area residents as well as those who work within the Business Park.
Having recognized the need for additional medical services in Southwest Bakersfield, Centric Health has adopted a long-term view regarding their expansion into this growing medical hub at Seven Oaks Business Park. They are currently in escrow to purchase property for a medical office building in the Business Park.
Additionally, just announced early this month is a new general and medical office condominium complex by Chris Hayden, which will allow for private ownership of office space within the Business Park.
“Seven Oaks Business Park provides medical professionals with the opportunity to purchase the land and own their facility rather than lease, creating equity for their business and increasing the value of their enterprise.” explained Bruce Davis, Bolthouse Properties’ Senior Vice President of Development.
These are just some the latest healthcare providers to join several of Bakersfield’s established medical organizations that have relocated to or have expanded their operations into Bolthouse Properties’ master planned business and commercial development.
“Seven Oaks Business Park has been fortunate to have established a substantial group of owners with the vision to follow the City’s growth and relocate to a master planned business park in Seven Oaks” added Davis.
It was only four years ago; in 2013 that the Bolthouse Properties’ medical hub began taking shape with the opening of Houchin Community Blood Bank’s centralized facilities, which includes administration and transportation offices, labs and a blood donation center on Bolthouse Drive.
“We were the first location in the Business Park,” Gallion noted. “We broke ground literally and figuratively” on the 276-acre business park becoming pioneers in this new medical hub. He added that he is not surprised that there are more medical facilities staking claims to locations in the Seven Oaks Business Park.
“I think it reflects the growth and direction Bakersfield and Kern have been headed in for some time,” he said. To support this growth of the Seven Oaks Business Park, the retail center is under construction with space now available for lease for food and other businesses.
Stay tuned next month to learn more about what’s happening ‘around our neighborhood.’