Above: Against the city skyline, developers broke ground at a lot on the corner of Madison and Tripoli last month where a dialysis clinic will soon be built. (Photo by Kelsey Shea)

 

 

 This Monday, developers broke ground at the corner of Tripoli Street and Madison Avenue for what will soon be a new DaVita dialysis clinic.

 Developers and community members used shovels to upturn the dirt in the empty lot near the Tripoli Street Bridge where a building will soon stand.

DaVita clinic is currently located Allegheny General Hospital, but plans to move out when its lease is up in March. It is independent of Allegheny General and the West Penn Health System.

The 9,000 foot building will be built and owned by developers Marco and Tony Pomeo and rented by DaVita.

“We’re hoping to start construction possibly in a few weeks,” said Marco Pomeo, who noted that DaVita like the site because of its proximity to AGH.

“This is an excellent quarter for development,” said Mark Fatla, executive director of the Northside Leadership Conference. “It’ll show that East Deutschtown is a great place to invest.”