Ohio Supreme Court Allows Fairview Hospital Helipad

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wed., Nov. 5, that Fairview Hospital may build a helipad on the roof of a new building.

In the ruling, the Court states, “Under the current version of the Cleveland zoning ordinances, a helipad is a permitted accessory use for a hospital in a Local Retail Business District. We therefore reverse the judgment of the court of appeals and remand this case to the common pleas court to reinstate its decision in favor of the appellants.”

“We are pleased with the Ohio Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in support of moving forward with building a helipad at Fairview Hospital. Its decision today will enhance the life-saving services we can provide to this community,” said Neil P. Smith, DO, President Fairview Hospita. “Time is critical in a life or death matter and as a hospital it is our responsibility to ensure our patients have access to the highest level of services when they need it.”

The unanimous Court ruling may be viewed here: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2014/2014-ohio-4809.pdf

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