HealthFirst Clinic To Move Into New Facility

Oct 25, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two buildings along Southland Drive originally set for renovation are now slated for demolition to make way for a new HealthFirst Clinic.

Due to restrictions related to grant funding, the proposed HealthFirst Clinic was set to move into a decades-old building at 496 Southland Drive. But now, with an extension on the $11.7 million dollar grant and problems identified with the floor-to-ceiling space, planners have decided to demolish the building instead, allowing architect Rick Eckoff to create a facility he says will be more inviting.

Neighbors will meet tonight at 6:30 PM at Rosemont Baptist Church to discuss issues and concerns. While some worries have been addressed by a proposed 6-foot-tall fence that would separate the property from neighboring residential areas, concerns about storm-water runoff remain.

HealthFirst Executive Director William North also told the Herald-Leader the new plans will allow designers to make the building more energy efficient.