Duluth, MN (Northlands Newscenter)
-- Inefficiency and the lack of a patient friendly building are two concerns causing a Duluth clinic to double the size of its facilities.
According to city documents, St. Luke's Mt. Royal Clinic is planning to expand from close to 8,000 feet to nearly 17,000.
The document requests a zoning re-classification that would allow for the proposed development of the Woodland school site over the next few years.
City planners say the project should go through, but some citizens are anxious about the size of the expansion.
"There are some neighbors that have some concerns to make sure that the scale is appropriate and I think those concerns are really legitimate but I think the zoning proposed would keep the scale right for the neighborhood"
The city council is scheduled to vote on the application next week.
If it passes, the former property owners have to sign off then formal building plans will be submitted to the planning commission for approval.