BUYER: Sarasota County Public Hospital District, Sarasota
SELLER: Scrufferdoodle LLC
PROPERTY: 500 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
PRICE: $3.5 million
PREVIOUS PRICE: $1.03 million, July 1991
LAW FIRM ON DEED: Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota
The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System purchased the 5,476-square-foot St. Armands Medical Center for $3.5 million.
The price equated to $639 per square foot.
The health care system plans to demolish the 34-year-old walk-in medical center building to construct an 8,700-square-foot urgent care facility. The new building will have two floors over parking, with the second floor devoted to urgent-care services. The third level will be used for imaging.
According to Kim Savage, spokeswoman for the health care system renovating the building was not an option for the buyer, because of its small size and building and other code deficiencies.
The new building is projected to cost less than $5 million to construct.
The St. Armands urgent care center will be Sarasota Memorial's sixth urgent care facility and its first focused on the barrier islands. The facility will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week providing medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.
The new facility is scheduled to open toward the end of the year.