Dear patients, parents, and friends of Wade Orthodontics,
I am writing with some exciting news that will impact our orthodontic practice and the routines of our patients over the next 12-18 months: our well-loved but aged West Broad Street office building is scheduled to be replaced with a brand-new building at the same location! Please read on for answers to some of your likely questions.
Our current building at 5249 West Broad Street is nearing 100 years old and needs extensive repairs and rehabilitation in order to continue to be useful to our patients and our team. The building does not meet current ADA access standards. After several years of considering options, I have concluded that a new building will best serve the needs of our patients, our team, and our West Broad neighborhood.
Last year, I acquired the lot to our immediate west (5257 West Broad St) on which stand two old buildings in similar dated condition as our office. Our building plan calls for these two buildings to be razed as well and the two lots combined, with the new building spanning both lots. The Prairie Lincoln zoning and planning board has approved these plans and shares our excitement about a renewed commitment to improve and modernize the Prairie Lincoln neighborhood with a brand-new structure.
I have included architectural renderings of the new building (above), which will provide around 7,800 square feet of office space to be shared between Wade Orthodontics and a tenant business. The new building will provide our practice with roughly 4,000 square feet of office space, over twice the usable square footage of our current structure.
Some important items which may impact your family:
- During construction, which we anticipate will take just over a year starting in early 2024, we will be seeing all patients at our Upper Arlington location located at 3404 Riverside Drive, about a fifteen-minute drive from our West Broad Street office. We thank our West Broad-based patients in advance for your patience and consideration during construction, and we pledge to schedule your appointments efficiently and with your convenience in mind. At the UA office, you will see the same Wade Orthodontics team members you’re used to seeing at West Broad…we all move back and forth together.
- The final day for patient care at the existing West Broad office will be December 15, 2023.
- There will be no changes to any existing fees for any of our patients. All existing contracts will be honored without exception.
- Exciting construction news and updates will be posted periodically on our SmileBytes blog which you can access through a link on our webpage at wadeorthodontics.com, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We hope that you and your family will join in our excitement as we work toward creating a new and improved 5249 West Broad building! You may have questions, and if so, we would very much like to hear from you. Please send us an email at [email protected] or call the office at 614-878-7887. I am happy to arrange a time for a personal call if that is preferred.
As always, thank you for being a valued member of the Wade Orthodontics patient family, and thank you for your support as we begin this exciting new chapter.
Dr. Andrew Wade and the Wade Orthodontics Team