Tentative approval given to tear down Southland buildings for HealthFirst clinic

mmeehan1@herald-leader.comAugust 21, 2013 

HealthFirst had planned to raze this building at 496 Southland Drive in Lexington and replace it with a clinic.

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Two 1950s-era buildings at 496 Southland Drive can be torn down to make way for a new HealthFirst Bluegrass public health clinic, according to a draft environmental assessment released Wednesday.

The construction of a $11.7 million public health clinic on the site had been put on hold since January to determine whether the buildings had historical value and should be preserved.

The buildings had held shops and businesses but are currently vacant.

The public has 30 days to comment on HealthFirst's 250-plus page environmental assessment. To download the document, go to https://healthfirstbluegrass.sharefile.com/d/s1139df0b7ab4d65b

Printed copies are available at the HealthFirst office, 650 Newtown Pike, and at the downtown branch of the Lexington Public Library at 140 East Main Street.

Mary Meehan: (859) 231-3261. Twitter: @bgmoms. Blog: BluegrassMoms.com.

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