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Proposed hospital seeks conditional-use permit

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MARCIA A. NELESEN
September 18, 2009
— Officials of the new Dean Clinic and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital on Monday will seek a conditional-use permit from the Janesville Plan Commission.

Residents can comment on the proposed site plan at the meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 18 N. Jackson St.


SSM Health Care of Wisconsin and Dean Health System want to build a medical clinic and hospital on 50 acres at the southeast corner of Interstate 90/39 and East Racine Street.


The new Dean Clinic is proposed to be 149,500 square feet and the new hospital would be 157,000 square feet.


The property is zoned B4—Business Highway District—and requires a conditional-use permit for hospital use. The land currently is in agriculture.


The development must get a conditional-use permit in addition to the zoning classification because it meets several thresholds of the zoning ordinance:


-- It is on a site greater than 5 acres.


-- The buildings will be more than 25,000 square feet.


-- Development of the site includes a shared access.


Construction is scheduled to begin in October and be finished in late 2011.


The $150-million campus is expected to create nearly 500 direct and indirect jobs.



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