Mercy Manor gets new owner
JANESVILLE--The developer who bought the former Mercy Manor in downtown Janesville said he is thinking of turning the building into condominiums.
Travis O’Connell of Legendary Construction bought the concrete and brick structure for $25,000 at a tax lien auction earlier this fall.
The building at 119 S. Parker Drive is 27,000 square feet and is assessed at $367,000.
Mercy Health System operated Mercy Manor there as a long-term care facility for years. It was built in 1975 and has an elevator. The company closed the facility in 2001.
In 2003, Mercy Health System offered to donate the building to the Forward Foundation, which announced plans to develop the structure into nine condominiums. The foundation is the nonprofit economic development arm of Forward Janesville. At the time, plans called for razing the connected, two-story building at 201 E. Van Buren.
The plans never came to fruition.
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