Medical, retail development on target for Boardman

BOARDMAN — By spring, the mounds of dirt and vacant land along Market Street between DeBartolo Place and Southwoods Avenue will make way for two new medical office buildings and retail space.

Last month, the township’s board of zoning appeals granted a conditional-use permit allowing a commercial planned unit development.

Edward W. Muransky, 48, of Poland, and CEO of Southwood Commons and the Muransky Co., plans to construct two office buildings and a retail building for the lots in front of the building along Market Street.

The buildings total about 50,000 square feet, and Muransky estimates the tenants will employ about 300 people. It totals an investment of about $7.5 million.

Two outparcels along Market also will be available for future development.

The larger of the two office buildings, a two-story structure, will consist of all medical office space on its first floor with the second floor slated for medical offices and Muransky’s offices. He plans to move his offices from space inside the DeBartolo Place building that his company leases from Cocca Development. The second building, 1.5 stories, will consist of mostly medical office space as well.

A building for upscale retail space also is planned.

“When I came back here in 2001, I saw a need to keep medical uses here,” Muransky said.

A graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and the University of Michigan, he played professional football for the Oakland Raiders and lived in San Francisco and Tampa, Fla., before returning home.

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