If parking was an issue for future developers, there is a parking lot to the west of the building, group members said.
“The next approach is to go to a school board meeting for an up and down vote,” O’Neill said.
Ideally, the clinic would be centrally located and off public transportation. The clinic is expected to have 3,600 medical and 1,920 dental visits annually and employ 14 full-time equivalents.
CHC secured a federal grant to construct the 12,000-square-foot facility. The grant requires construction of a new building and does not pay for land acquisition. In turn, the city would sell the land to CHC for $1. The project also has to be substantially complete by September.
“The perception is that it’s a city project,” At-Large Councilwoman Jennifer Graf said. “But it isn’t. It’s a community project.”