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November 15, 2013

Clinic eyes parking lot for location

CLINTON — A new affordable health care clinic has been long in the works for Clinton, and after two possible site locations have failed, the city has a new spot lined up — a parking lot.

City officials came together this week at a committee of the whole meeting to discuss utilizing a portion of the municipal parking lot attached to Clinton Park on South Fourth Street to be used for the low income clinic.

Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC), a Quad-City based health care clinic, has shown interest in developing a facility in Clinton for several years, and as the need for affordable health care continues to grow, city officials are ready to do what they can to make it happen.

So far, the city has done everything to secure land for the new clinic, land they will sell for $1. After two different site locations have failed, and now a third one is on the table, the city is hoping this will be the solution they have been looking for.

The last location option the city discussed would have placed the 12,000 square foot facility in the Liberty Square area. However, because of delays and changes from the Iowa Department of Transportation, that location is no longer available.

“In late October Jason Craft and I attended a meeting to talk about the right-of-way and property disposal related to right-of-way and that process is now going to take much longer than initially anticipated,” City Administrator Jessica Kinser said. “So that area is not going to be possible to locate a clinic."

So on Tuesday, Kinser came back to the council to discuss the next option that has been in the works for some time, but only now has been released to the council and the public.

The municipal parking lot near Clinton Park contains approximately 2 acres of land. The city is interested in acquiring about 1 acre of that property to be used for the future CHC clinic.

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