Parkland Hospital is looking to construct a new Community Oriented Primary Care clinic (COPC), but some Lake Highlands neighbors oppose the clinic’s location.
The clinic would replace Parkland’s current Vickery Clinic COPC at Park Lane at Shady Brook with an improved facility to serve the neighborhood. The clinic plans to deliver health care to children, adults and seniors. The services would include physicals, preventive maintenance check-ups, chronic disease management and sick visits.
The hospital submitted a zoning change application this month to apply for a new planned development district. This would maintain current zoning as a base zoning, but it would allow for medical clinic and ambulatory surgical center uses.
Some Lake Highlands neighbors opposed the location of the new Parkland clinic, including a group of Hamilton Park residents. In a Facebook post, neighbor Scott Hadden said the community “would like a development that better fits into the neighborhood.”
The Hamilton Park group met with Commissioner Theresa Daniel and Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough over the weekend to discuss their wishes.
“There is no room for more traffic, and we neighbors are not wanting it inside our neighborhood,” said neighbor Danielle Watkins Raines in a Facebook comment.