Let me tell you the story of the Miller Property…. The “Miller Property” consists of the two homes and the 5+ acres located between Creekside and Gable Rd.
Soon after moving all 60 employees into our new Creekside Center in 2005 the writing was on the wall that someday in the not so far future we would run out of space (again) and need to expand. Our Executive Director along with the Board of Directors felt the Miller Property would be an ideal location.
The Miller Property finally came up for sale in August 2015. CCMH made an offer on the property and was turned down. Both septic systems were no longer functioning and getting a mortgage on the property would be very difficult. The new listing agent contacted us and asked if we would be interested in making another, we made an offer and the offer was accepted.
But that’s not the end of the story…. As any prudent buyer would do, we scheduled a full house inspection for both homes. As we entered the gray house we could hear water running, at first it sounded like someone was filling a bath tub. As we started down the hallway we found ourselves wadding through about an inch and a half of water. The water flowed down the hall and into the adjoining rooms. No one knows how long the water had been running. The good news is the seller’s insurance agreed to cover the damages. This money can be put toward the remodel, such as replacing the flooring, which we knew would need to be done anyway. We signed the final closing documents on the property August 8, 2016.
The Board of Directors approved funding to remodel the Kid’s Haven (previously the yellow) house. Two of our children’s therapists planned the layout for the remodel which includes a large reception/waiting room, four playrooms, two observation rooms, clinician work spaces, a kitchenette and ADA bathroom. I’m sure there will be an open house so everyone can see the new space.
Another benefit to purchasing the Miller property, which we are all grateful for, was adding several more parking spaces to Creekside!