Work is starting on the demolition of Hilltop Manor at Pella Regional Health Center.
Director of Facilities at Pella Regional Jim Corbett says that there was discussion about remodeling, but there were concerns with the roof and ventilation systems. Pella Regional CEO Bob Kroese says they are working on a plan for a memorial garden on the property to honor the history of the manor. The plan is to take down the building at the end of the month. It has been mostly empty since December 2013, when many of the residents moved into The Cottages, WesleyLife’s new assisted and memory care facility north of Pella.