By ALAN J. ORTBALS
Big things are building in Shiloh. The campus of Memorial East Hospital is booming. Last year BJC HealthCare and Washington University Pediatrics, in partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, opened a new pediatric center there. This is the first Washington University Pediatrics multispecialty office outside of Missouri, giving Illinois residents direct access to the exceptional services provided by Children’s Hospital without having to travel to St. Louis to access them.
On the same campus, construction has begun on Siteman Cancer Center’s newest location. This $38 million facility is expected to open in 2020 and employ 300 people.
Siteman, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ranks as one of the top 15 cancer centers nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Hospitals.” It will be the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center within 275 miles of St. Clair County.
As with the pediatric center, Southern Illinois residents will no longer have to travel to Missouri to access the premier cancer treatment provided by the Siteman Center.
Developers have begun work on a 350-lot subdivision called The Summit of Shiloh. Located off Lebanon Road, in the core of Shiloh, this development will have a club house, pool and a business center with meeting rooms. The development is adjacent to Tamarack Golf Club.
And a new multi-family development called 1301 at Hartman Lakes is under construction near the intersection of Hartman Ln and Thouvenot Ln. Phase I was finished last November while the entire community is scheduled to be finished by July of 2019.
Future development plans include a 38-acre Phase II, which will consist of attached and detached one-story villas centered on an activity center, clubhouse with a pool and fitness center. Phase III will be an eight-acre commercial development along Frank Scott Parkway which will feature easy, walkable access for all the residents of Phases I and II.
”The Village of Shiloh is experiencing significant growth and economic development,” said Mayor Jim Vernier. “With retail/office, homes, medical investment, we are definitely the place to be and poised for a great future.”