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Path cleared for medical facility

August 21, 2018

The Fort Wayne Plan Commission Monday approved an amendment to a written commitment for a planned office building on Hadley Road, clearing the way for a medical facility at the intersection of Hadley and Illinois roads. 

The commitment amended Monday was recorded along with a 2015 proposal that included a six-lot commercial development with two buildings for multitenant retail, according to Department of Planning Services staff reports. The commitment included prohibitions on medical office buildings, hospitals, laboratories, physical therapy facilities, sleep-disorder facilities, service centers and urgent and emergency care. 

The Plan Commission also approved a request from the applicants, Scott and Robin Lougheed, to remove a water feature and a series of reserved parking spots for trail users from future development plans. 

Only one resident raised concerns during a Plan Commission public hearing last week. Rick Kiessling, president of the Covington Dells Homeowners Association said the only concern neighbors have is with the potential for retail to be added onto a small parcel next to where the medical office will go. Scott Lougheed has said there are negotiations with a bank for that location. 

In other business, Public Works Director Shan Gunawardena will leave his seat on the Plan Commission next month and will be replaced by City Engineer Patrick Zaharako. City code stipulates that the city engineer be a member of the Plan Commission. 

dgong@jg.net

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