Proposed Concept Plan

Main Line Health’s journey since the property was acquired has been to study the Lower Merion Township Comprehensive Master Plan and the demographics of the community to determine how any new development can best serve the community. Main Line Health understands and appreciates that any new development on this campus is a big change, and we have given a lot of thought into how wellness and healthy living can be the foundation of the plan.

As the best stewards for this campus, we believe our proposed concept plan is a pathway to preserve the iconic St. Charles Borromeo Seminary property in Lower Merion Township. Our vision for St. Charles is to preserve and rehabilitate the historic buildings, maintain large areas of open space and allow for the modernization and needed growth of Lankenau Medical Center and Main Line Health to address evolving health care needs of our community.

The plan proposes approximately 400,000 sq. ft. of medical space to be built over time in phases to help us prepare for the future of health care and the dynamic needs of an aging population in the Lower Merion community. The medical uses will be complemented by a senior living community that features 225 independent, assisted and memory care units, all in close proximity to Lankenau Medical Center, located across the street, which has served the community for more than 100 years. 

As a community partner invested in the health of the community, Main Line Health plans to encourage healthy lifestyles by creating 4.5 acres of walking/biking trails on the property; maintaining dozens of acres of open, green space; and developing wellness programming on campus. Main Line Health envisions active living paired with meaningful social connection through senior living, condos, and multifamily units creating intergenerational connections within the community. The campus will also feature a boutique hotel servicing the community, visiting family members and providers, and can offer up to 20,000 sq. ft. of community facing retail ensuring the St. Charles campus is a resource that everyone in Lower Merion will benefit from.

Please keep updated on our proposed plans and community meetings by subscribing to the Updates page. We will be holding more events to listen to feedback from the community as we shape the future of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary campus. To view the presentation from the most recent community meeting, click below.

Proposed Concept Plan