By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
Burch & Cracchiolo P.A., on behalf of America Development, is requesting a Conditional Use Permit from the City of Peoria in order to construct and operate at 40-bed physical rehabilitation hospital just south of the SEC of 94th Drive and Thunderbird Road.
The 3.7-acre infill site at 13451 North 94th Drive is located within the Plaza Del Rio master development and has sat vacant for a while now. The surrounding area includes uses such as multifamily, office and other medical uses.
The project name in the site plan and other documents is currently, “Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility” (IRF) and calls for a three-story, 49.1KSF building that will include a total of 40 beds with room to expand up to 60 beds.
The first floor of the building will house the lobby and entrance, administration offices, dining area and kitchen, and employee services. The second and third levels will house the patient floors with a therapy suite and 20 beds on each floor.
According to the project documents, the IRF will provide, “medically necessary physical rehabilitation services on a multi-disciplinary basis to patients who require acute therapy, round the clock nursing care and ongoing medical oversight by physicians skilled in medical rehabilitation.”
The building’s exterior design will include brick, stone, coping and aluminum window accents, and EIFS. The design will be compatible with the surrounding uses and will contain vertical and horizontal articulation for visual interest. The windows will be shaded to provide energy efficiency and reduce heat.
Access to the site will be from two access points along 94th Drive. The facility will provide for 82 standard parking spaces and 10 accessible spaces, as well as two loading and five bicycle parking spaces. “Onsite circulation and parking have been designed to provide safe and convenient patient, vendor, employee and guest access to the building,” the documents state.
Landscape design will visually tie the exterior elements together and will use native, low water, desert adapted plants. Irrigation will be automated by an irrigation controller with rain and wind sensors.
The project will go before the City of Peoria’s Planning and Zoning Commission on June 3rd.