Medical Office Seeks Final OK

BLYTHEWOOD – A medical office designed to be shared by two private medical practices in downtown Blythewood is expected to seek final approval from the Town’s Board of Architecture Review (BAR) Monday night. The project received partial approval from the BAR in June. Architect Matt Davis represents the project and is also the Town’s architectural consultant.

The 7,000-square-foot, two-story building, to be located on Blythewood Road across from Companion Animal Hospital, will house the offices of Dr. Jim Ellis, an optometrist, and Dr. Frank Dorn, a pediatrician.

The request for a certificate of approval met with several obstacles when it came before the Board in June. Because the Town Center zoning ordinance requires all new commercial buildings to have multiple stories and meet a height requirement of 24 feet, the BAR voted to give the applicants a variance for the two one-story wings, allowing them to be limited to a height of 16 feet. And because the Department of Motor Vehicles requires that driveways (entrances/exits) align with driveways across the street, the BAR also voted to allow a shift of the building toward the east lot line to allow for that driveway match up.

Additional architectural details (materials, colors, etc.) and the final site plan with landscaping, lighting and signage are expected to be submitted on Monday evening for the balance of the approval. The meeting will be held in The Manor at 7 p.m.

 

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