Published on August 12, 2014

Hilltop Manor Coming Down End of August

PELLA, Iowa – Work has begun on the demolition of Hilltop Manor at Pella Regional Health Center. In addition to the permits, utility work and paperwork, a fence has been installed and salvageable materials removed. When possible, materials and equipment from the building were donated to charities. The plan is to take down the building toward the end of August.

The building has been basically empty since December 2013 when many of the residents moved into The Cottages, WesleyLife’s new assisted and memory care facility north of Pella. WesleyLife is a non-profit Christian organization with a primary business focus on state-of-the-art senior living services.

“While there was discussion around remodeling for new business occupancy use and addressing the required building code issues, the costs were prohibitive. The main concerns were the roof and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems,” said Jim Corbett, Director of Facilities at Pella Regional.

“We’re working on a plan for a memorial garden somewhere on the Pella Regional property to honor the rich history our institution has in the area of senior living,” said Bob Kroese, Chief Executive Officer at Pella Regional. “The memorial garden would be to honor those who had so graciously donated to the construction and upkeep of Hilltop Manor throughout the years.”