Clinic plans in review
Currently undergoing review by the city of Venice is Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group’s proposed site and development plan application for the new Venice Urgent Care Center, 997 North U.S. 41 Bypass.
The first floor would be approximately 7,347 square feet of urgent care and medical clinic uses with 5,359 square feet of medical offices on the second floor.
“It would be our fourth such facility,” said Kim Savage, senior communications editor, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.
Typically these facilities provide immediate care for sprains, strains and fractures, eye injuries, lacerations and burns, sore throats, colds and flu, earaches, bronchitis, sinus infections, skin rashes, urinary problems and physicals.
Access to the site will be from both U.S. 41 Bypass and Business 41 through existing driveway connections used by the restaurants formerly occupying the site. U.S. 41 Bypass access will be limited to right turn-in and right turn-out movements only, with full access along Business 41.
The rear of the building faces U.S. 41 Business, across from the Eagle Point community. The entrance to the care center with parking would be on the south side of the building, which is fully landscaped
This project replaces the now derelict 4,200-square-foot building that previously was the Cape Cod Fishery, Cactus Steakhouse and the Shrimper.
Venice Regional Medical Center is opposing the plans for this Venice Urgent Care Center and a planned SMH Medical Campus at Laurel Road and Pinebrook Road.