Central Ozarks Medical Center has received the go-ahead to construct a new 12,000-square foot health clinic estimated to be a $3.5-million investment to an undeveloped property on N. Business Route 5.

What it is? 

Central Ozarks Medical Center has received the go-ahead to construct a new 12,000-square foot health clinic estimated to be a $3.5-million investment to an undeveloped property on N. Business Route 5. In March 2017, the company received approval for a rezoning request for a half-acre of the property that was initially zoned R-2 Residential and changed to C-2 Highway Commercial.

What’s happening now?

Bales Construction Co. is currently underway with work to flatten and strengthen the ground around the area of the proposed medical center.  Construction vehicles are currently on site to remove the ground soil, which site superintendent Glenn June says is poor and needs to be replaced. This ground is being relaid with engineering fill, which June says is used to make a much tighter foundation on which to build. 

What’s it for? 

The clinic intends to offer medical, dental and behavioral services, while adding an additional physician, two dentists, a dental hygienist and another behavior therapist to its current Camdenton staff that includes one physician and two nurse practitioners.

Deadlines

Project Manager for Bales Construction Ld Curran says the work is going well thus far. Currently, the projected completion date is slated for Jan. 1, 2019. By the end of the week, he says the crew should be well under way with pouring concrete on site and starting to make headway with building construction.