The Cleveland-based A.M. McGregor Home has donated its former Amasa Stone House nursing facility to the Northeastern Neighborhood Development Corporation (NNDC) for conversion into twenty-five condominium residences.
According to R. Robertson Hilton, president and CEO of the McGregor Group, which operates the McGregor Home, the board set firm objectives for the future of the building. It had to be acceptable to people in its neighborhood, contribute to the city's plan for the area, and the transfer had to recognize the historical integrity of the property and reach out to seniors.
Built in 1930 and named for civic benefactor Amasa Stone, the house has stood vacant since 2004, when the McGregor Group consolidated its nursing operations into a new facility in East Cleveland. NNDC will convert it into condominiums for older residents of Glenville and the University Circle and East Boulevard areas of Cleveland. "We are grateful for McGregor's commitment to sustaining the neighborhood," said NNDC acting executive director Vanessa Whiting. "Moreover, it reaffirms McGregor's steadfast commitment to helping seniors."