News and Tribune

Recent Local News

June 21, 2013

Medical office gets initial New Albany council OK

Paving bids due Tuesday

NEW ALBANY —

The New Albany City Council approved a zoning change on initial readings Thursday that will allow a medical office to be constructed at the intersection of Daisy Lane and Green Valley Road. 

The nearly 14,000-square-foot facility would initially be occupied by one physician, though an attorney speaking on be behalf of the developer, ONC LLC, said the hope is that more doctors will practice at the office after it opens. 

The request is to change the zoning of the property from urban residential to a Planned Unit Development District. 

“The council had previously approved this exact plan in 2008,” said New Albany Plan Commission Director Scott Wood. 

But the previous proposal to construct a medical facility at the location failed to come to fruition due to the recent economic recession, Wood said. 

The PUDD request was approved 7-1 by the council, and it will require a final reading that will likely be held on July 1. 

Councilman John Gonder voted against the measure, and Councilman Kevin Zurschmiede was absent from the meeting. 

Traffic at the intersection and drainage issues are some reasons for concern about the development, Gonder said. 

But his main point of objection to the proposal was the amount of impervious asphalt that will be added for parking. 

The parking lot as designed would hold 83 vehicles, and that amount falls within the city’s zoning ordinance. 

But Gonder — who has raised concerns about the size of parking lots for developments in the past — asked Wood how many spots he would suggest if the codes were different. 

Wood said he would likely suggest between 60 and 62, if not less. 

Though ONC’s plan calls for drainage to be retained underground on the site, Gonder said pavement increases heat in the atmosphere. 

“If we have the ability to dial that back, I think we have a responsibility to do that,” he said. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.