Diagnostic Clinic of Longview expects to interrupt floor on a “large” new facility earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
In 2020, the multi-specialty doctor group posted an indication on vacant land on East Hawkins Parkway saying it’s the “Future Dwelling of Diagnostic Clinic of Longview.” Chief Monetary Officer Tina Haggard mentioned this previous week that the challenge was placed on the again burner at the moment due to COVID-19.
“We have been ready on the appropriate time to begin again,” she mentioned, and now DCOL is within the strategy of creating the power’s structure. “We hope to interrupt floor earlier than the tip of the 12 months.”
She defined that DCOL rents the property the place its docs function any more the Longview Regional Medical Middle campus, and it has outgrown that house. It’ll proceed to have a presence there after the transfer, however a majority of the doctor group will transfer to the brand new campus.
“We’re nonetheless processing what that is going to seem like,” Haggard mentioned.
She mentioned the brand new location can be a “large facility” with greater than 100,000 sq. foot of house.
Diagnostic Clinic’s web site says it was fashioned in 1975 and has 18 places, greater than 90 physicians and 30 mid-level suppliers. Its principal focus is major care, however it additionally affords 16 sub-specialties, with companies that embody: pediatrics and adolescent medication; obstetrics/gynecology; and household observe and inside medication.
Smoothie King location
Smoothie King has began allowing for its new West Longview location.
The town of Longview beforehand gave permission to Smoothie King franchisee Matt McKinney so as to add a drive-thru window to a former Alpine Laundry and a salon at 2002 Toler Highway.
This month, the agency utilized for a constructing allow for an estimated $200,000 transform of the 1,308-square-foot constructing “to a drive-thru solely Smoothie King restaurant.” The applying says, “Applicable plumbing, electrical and beauty updates can be carried out.”
Further particulars weren’t instantly accessible from McKinney.
McKinney, of Tyler, additionally operates the prevailing Smoothie King in Longview, on Loop 281 close to Fourth Avenue, and several other different places round East Texas.
Annexation, zoning requests
The Longview Metropolis Council gave its approval this month to a number of requests that can make new business and residential developments potential.
Aaon Coil Merchandise enlargement: The Metropolis Council gave its blessing to a zoning change for nearly 9 acres of land that Aaon Coil Merchandise owns subsequent door to its facility on Gum Springs Highway, altering the designation from single-and two- household zoning to mild industrial. The land is east of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north of Younger Avenue.
Aaon, which manufactures business heating and air con models, accomplished a 220,000-square-foot enlargement in 2021. The zoning change makes approach for Aaon’s plans to double that with a further 220,000-square-foot enlargement.
QT on its approach: Council members authorized a request for annexation after which a zoning change for about 5 acres of land the place a Quik Journey — or QT — fuel station is deliberate to be constructed on the southeast nook of Eastman Highway and the Interstate 20 Entry Highway. Along with the annexation, the council agreed to designate the land for “heavy business” improvement.
Spring Hill developments: The Spring Hill space would see a number of new retail and residential developments below measures authorized the Metropolis Council.
Developer Robert Wallin is planning a retail improvement on about 5.6 acres the place the council agreed to a zoning change from single-family to common retail. The land is on the southeast nook of Gilmer and Spring Hill roads and fronts Gilmer Highway.
Wallin additionally obtained approval for a zoning change of about 3.6 acres on the bottom of the identical property, the place he’s planning to construct a residential improvement. Particulars are nonetheless being finalized, however Wallin informed the council that regardless of the zoning change that permits smaller tons and houses, he is planning on constructing houses with three to 4 bedrooms which are within the 1,400-1,600-square foot vary, which he mentioned is just like what’s being constructed within the space.
The Metropolis Council additionally gave its approval to rezone 6.23 acres of land at 4125 Gregg Tex Highway from agriculture to townhome. Gilmer resident developer Brady Chambers is planning a townhome improvement there.
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