The developers of new Wellmont Arts Plaza in Montclair and community leaders were hoping that the seven-story, mixed-use destination would have something for everyone in the municipality and nearby neighborhoods.
One of its first commercial tenants will offer just that.
On Wednesday, Summit Health celebrated the opening of its 30,000-square-foot, two-floor medical hub that will provide primary and specialty care for adults and children.
The hub, which will occupy the top floors of the complex, located at 1 Seymour St., will feature 20 primary care and specialty physicians, Summit Health officials said.
Summit Health officials said the hub intends to deliver many comprehensive services together at one location, as it will deliver connected care to patients across 17 co-located specialties, including primary care, pediatrics, dermatology, orthopedics, podiatry, OB/GYN, allergy, ENT, general surgery and more specialties.
Other notable service features include pediatric otolaryngology; on-site diagnostic radiological imaging services including mammography, bone density, ultrasound and general X-ray; on-site lab, providing phlebotomy, urinalysis and blood tests; and outpatient procedures, including laryngoscopy and ENT procedures.
Summit Health CEO Jeff Alter said the company is eager to have greater impact in the area.
“We are thrilled to build upon our tradition of providing excellent care to Montclair residents and to the Essex County community with our new Montclair hub,” he said. “Many of our Montclair-based physicians are familiar faces here in the local community, so we are really building on our roots. The Montclair hub will provide greater patient access to providers from one convenient downtown location.”
Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill said Summit Health will be a vital part of the community.
“During Summit Health’s time in Montclair, and in all of Essex County, they have done a tremendous job of providing comprehensive, multispecialty health care for the entire family,” he said. “Their impressive new hub will continue to offer primary care, pediatrics, women’s health services, general surgery and many more specialties under one roof.
“It is fitting they are among the first major businesses in the Wellmont Arts District.”
The 2.5-acre development along Bloomfield Avenue at Seymour Street is comprised of rental apartments, office space, retail frontage and parking. Summit Health’s Montclair hub was designed by Longo Architects & Associates LLC with interiors by Urban Chalet.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at noon Saturday to officially open the new 14,000-square-foot arts space in the heart of a new township arts district.