Sentinel staff report–
Development activity across Citrus Heights is continuing, with construction fencing and earth-moving machinery now seen in the future site of a nearly 16,000-square-foot surgery center.
Located on a 2.3-acre vacant lot at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads in Citrus Heights, the surgery center will feature a 15,820-square-foot, single-story floor plan, according to plans approved by the Planning Commission. Plans show someone drop-off and pickup area with covered decorative awnings, together with at least 70 parking spots and a new driveway on Stock Ranch Road.
Plans progress for new 34,000-square-foot church building on Auburn Blvd.
Site plans show parking found on the west side of the rectangular lot, using the main building situated closest to the intersection. A separate, 4,800-square-foot building can also be shown penciled-in on the site plan and labeled “future,” in the event anticipated office space is needed.
See site plan and visuals in prior article: Plans approved for brand new surgery center in Citrus Heights
Recently appointed Mayor Steve Miller told The Sentinel on Thursday that the development activity is encouraging to determine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“This is exactly what we’d hoped for with bringing the (Dignity Health) medical office building to Citrus Heights,” said Miller, who has sought to attract high-paying medical jobs to the area. “It’s an encouraging development which brings more medical services to our residents, and professional jobs.”
The project was initially anticipated to begin construction at the begining of 2021, but has taken almost 2 yrs to break ground since being qualified by the Planning Commission in December 2021. Miller said he wasn’t conscious of why the project was delayed, but said financing issues can frequently stall projects after being approved by the city.
The project's applicant is Texas-based United Surgical Partners International (USPI), that has affiliated surgery centers in Roseville and Folsom.
An email request Thursday morning delivered to USPI was forwarded to a spokeswoman with Dignity Health who said a news release could be issued in January with a lot more information about the project. With surgery centers in other cities, USPI has partnered with Dignity Health to offer outpatient surgery options.
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