Jonesboro's MAPC approves new hospital preliminary plans

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Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) -- "The planning commission has approved the submittal of the preliminary planning which included details on the traffic impact study, as well as other screening or buffering issues that were approved during the rezoning," said Director of Jonesboro's Planning and Zoning, Otis Spriggs.

Now that the commission has approved the preliminary plans for NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Spriggs says hospital officials will now work on a final development plan.

"The applicants will now have the plans engineered in more detail as it relates to storm water detention, and as it relates to other engineering details as the site will be laid out for the hospital and clinic," said Spriggs.

Spriggs says they anticipate that final plan could be  submitted within the next 30 days, and could be considered by the MAPC at their August meeting.  He says the final plan will be reviewed by city staff like fire, engineering, and planning officials.

"We will look at those great details that the engineers will supply us with.   We will weigh those against the preliminary plan to make sure that they are within the intent and spirit as it was approved," said Spriggs.

Spriggs says, according to the developer, they could see ground breaking in about 3 months.

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