The Murphy Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday denied a request from Forestar Real Estate Group for approval of a Specific Use Permit and Concept Plan for a hospital facility located at the northeast corner of FM 544 and Heritage Parkway.
The Concept Plan includes a 20,000 square-foot facility containing an Emerus emergency room, professional offices and a helistop. The site is bordered by the Windy Hill Farm neighborhood, Heritage Montessori Academy, Heritage Parkway and FM 544.?
During the public hearing portion of the meeting, multiple residents voiced concerns about the proposed facility creating safety hazards and excess noise and traffic Residents and the P&Z Commission were particularly concerned about the helistop. A representative from Emerus said the company would pull the helistop from the site’s Concept Plan if the city was opposed to it.?
After taking into consideration the site plan without a helistop, P&Z Commissioners denied Emerus’ application because the proximity of the facility to Windy Hill Farm was not suitable.