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ProMedica Parkway

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I was on the expressway and passed the ProMedica Parkway exit. It made me wonder how a company gets a street named after it. I guess if it were named "Toledo Hospital Parkway" it would make sense in terms of people knowing a hospital is located on the street and at that exist, but "ProMedica Parkway" doesn't tell that story.

Did ProMedica have to pay money for this? Did City Council have to approve this? Just curious.

created by Unclesam on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:18:16 am     Comments: 9

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Developers name streets with the city's approval. ProMedica developed the area around Toledo Hospital, and I'm sure they requested ProMedica Parkway as the name of the street bisecting their campus. They are responsible for the road, so I don't see why they shouldn't be allowed to name it. Call it a marketing ploy if you will.

If you check the map, the new 475 ramp is really an extension of the preexisting ProMedica Parkway. So why not have the same name for the entire length of the road? After all you are literally exiting onto ProMedica Parkway.

posted by tolbuck on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:45:40 am     #  

Not sure its true but I heard they paid something like $5 million dollars toward the project for the rights to name it. Again this is simply a rumor but that is what I was told. I like the name - has a good ring to it.

posted by Xbuckeyex on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:02:22 pm     #  

You'll love the new ProMedica Park where Promenade is now.

posted by justread on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:58:31 pm     #   1 person liked this

whatever brings private investment....Promenade was just sitting there....unused and stagnant. Whatever Promedica puts into it will be appreciated.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Jul 23, 2014 at 02:59:41 pm     #   3 people liked this

Like a parking structure with green lights.

posted by justread on Jul 23, 2014 at 03:00:47 pm     #   2 people liked this

I'm with Bulldog - City has had decades to do something. Instead they just bleed the tax payer money. Promedica keeps up there properties as good as any company and MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the city.

Talking about city - who do they hire to plant grass after doing new roads because they should be fired. Its not even grass seed its weed seed.

posted by Xbuckeyex on Jul 23, 2014 at 03:22:13 pm     #   1 person liked this

Apparently, they hire the same people to plant grass after demolishing a house. Nasty, nasty weed seeds on top of supposed "topsoil" that is a sickly baby poop color.

posted by gamegrrl on Jul 23, 2014 at 03:51:51 pm     #  

"Fill Tird."

They seed it with a proprietary blend of Crabgrass and Blightweed. The birds bring the mulberries.

posted by justread on Jul 23, 2014 at 06:16:50 pm     #  

At the rate they're going, they might change the name of the city to Promedica Ohio. It seems like they own half the town. :)

posted by JeepMaker on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:44:05 am     #