Olmsted Medical Center is expanding its footprint in a Third Avenue office building to house much of its administration staff.
Since 2013, OMC has been leasing 4,200 square feet of office space in the SEH-Yaggy building at 717 Third Ave. S.E., which is near its Southeast Clinic. About 20 senior administrators are based there, said Jeremy Salucka, OMC's communications coordinator.
Now OMC has launched a construction project to expand its presence within that complex to about 15,000 square feet of office space.
"We're more than tripling the space we have there," said Salucka.
The plan is to eventually move administration staffers currently working in other leased offices into the Third Avenue building to consolidate many of OMC's non-clinical departments, he said. It will also create much needed conference room space.
"This will help us reduce overhead and bring teams together under one roof," he said.
The exact number of workers that will join the 20 already in the building has not been determined yet. It could possibly double up to 40 people, according to rough ballpark estimate by Salucka.
The project is expected to be completed sometime in January.
CRW Architecture-Design Group moved its team of 10 people out of the building at the end of September. The firm had been based in there, since it spun off from what was previously known as Yaggy-Colby Associates in 2010.
CRW has a new office building plus four apartments under construction at 11th Avenue and Second St. N.W. It is hoped to be completed yet this fall.