Byron Health Center seeks approval for move to Lake Avenue

The Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road, plans to relocate to Lake Avenue and Beacon Street. (File photo by Kevin Leininger of The

Confirming a story first reported by The News-Sentinel in January, the Byron Health Center has asked the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals to move from its 12101 Lima Road site to 15 acres at Lake Avenue and Beacon Street it plans to buy from Crossroad Child & Family Services.

Byron serves about 130 people requiring some level of assisted living and skilled nurses and is operated by Recovery Health Services Inc. on county-owned land officials hope to sell for redevelopment. According to a statement issued by Byron, “The new facility will enhance an already robust part of the medical corridor in this part of Fort Wayne, complimenting Parkview Hospital-Randallia, the Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care System’s Fort Wayne Campus, Parkview Behavioral Health, Crossroad and others.”

Cost of replacing Byron’s current aging facility has not been determined, and Byron stated it is still “evaluating the viability” of the Lake Avenue site. The BZA could consider the request next month.