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Ground broken on ‘significant’ Westville project

(photo courtesy of the town of Westville)

WESTVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The town of Westville is marking the beginning of what it is calling a significant redevelopment project. The Hero Pet Animal Hospital project, which will initially create 10 jobs in the LaPorte County community, is the first to receive an Economic Revitalization Area designation in the town’s history.

The animal hospital received the ERA designation in September. The 5,400-square-foot facility will include five exam rooms and offer medical, surgical, dental and wellness services for dogs and cats.

“We have spent more than two years, including COVID related delays, working on the site selection, engineering, design of the building and working closely with the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development to secure the Town of Westville’s first-ever Economic Revitalization Area Designation, all amidst the COVID -19 pandemic,” said Dr. Lisa Booth, co-founder of Hero Pet. “Beginning construction on our new building is a great milestone for Hero Pet.”

The financial terms of the project were not immediately disclosed. The new animal hospital is expected to open in the spring.

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