Saint Thomas Health and Richland Creek Watershed Alliance (RCWA) have worked together in revising the Specific Plan for the redevelopment of the Imperial House property located next to Saint Thomas West Hospital on Harding Pike. The revised Specific Plan adds water quality buffers to the mixed used development plan approved by the Metropolitan Council in 2015. Recently, RCWA President & Executive Director Monette Rebecca sent a letter to Metropolitan Council supporting adoption of Saint Thomas West Hospital’s revised Specific Plan. Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
“We are grateful that Saint Thomas Health and the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance have been able to work together in coming up with a constructive solution that will allow Saint Thomas Health to move forward with its plans for the redevelopment of the Imperial House property and, at the same time, protect Richland Creek and the water quality in Davidson County,” said Karen Springer, President & CEO of Saint Thomas Health. “We have revised the Saint Thomas Health Specific Plan to add water quality buffers that were requested by RCWA. We greatly appreciate Richland Creek’s letter to Metro Council expressing support for the revised plan. We look forward to working closely together in the coming years.” said Springer.