Havana council to discuss construction of neighborhood clinic

The Havana Town Council will meet this week for a discussion on the possibility of building a neighborhood clinic next door to the Harvey’s grocery store. The project will require a rezoning of the property. 

First brought up at the council’s regularly scheduled March meeting by Town Manager Kendrah Wilkerson. 

The property in question is at the corner of East 1st Street and Northeast 1st Street. Currently, the property is zoned as a residential conservation district – the council will discuss whether or not to rezone the property as commercial to allow for the clinic to be built. 

In a social media post, Wilkerson commented that the clinic, if built, would be a ‘new and more modern facility’ that would provide healthcare services to the community. As of yet, no plans have been released that would institute that existing medical practices in Havana would be relocated or replaced by this new clinic. 

The property has been purchased by Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc., which is based out of Tallahassee. 

Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc. owns a 1.32 acre lot and a 0.33 acre lot between Horseshoe Drive and East 1st Street, which constitutes the greenspace lot next to Harvey’s. 

According to the Gadsden County Property Appraiser’s Office, both lots were purchased The meeting for the rezoning will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m., an hour prior to the council’s regularly scheduled meeting (which is typically held on Tuesdays, but was rescheduled due to the Town of Havana council election, which will fall on Tuesday, April 25). 

All citizens are invited to attend the meeting, and public comments will be permitted.

Ashley Hunter  – Gadsden County News Service 

A 1.33 lot (bordered in red) in Havana is up for discussion regarding a potential rezoning for the construction of a neighborhood clinic. The lot is currently zoned as a neighborhood conservation district – which is reserved for neighborhoods of distinct character. The lot’s owners seek a commercial zoning approval from the Havana Town Council, which will discuss the zoning next week.


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