FYI. Just received today.
The applicant for the First Choice Emergency Room has WITHDRAWN their request for Site Plan approval to build their facility within the Albertson's parking lot off S. Carrier. The City's understanding is that one of the owners of the Westchester Market did not sign-off on the proposal as he felt the facility would directly compete with one of his existing tenants.
The applicant said they still want to locate a facility in Grand Prairie and that they will be looking at alternative sites. Thank you for everyone who came to the meeting we had with this ER Facility.
Westchester resident's voice was heard and received!
We met with the developer/owner of the free standing ER facility in the Albertsons' parking lot on Wednesday December 9th. The Community meet with these business owners and the City Staff to discuss our concerns and other alternate sites that would be better suited than in the Albertsons' parking lot, like across Carrier in the empty Theater parking lot or the Cinemark parking lot that is huge and empty. Many of us explained our complaints about the already congested traffic and the lack of parking spots already in that area.
They were again unprepared like at the last P&Z meeting where it was tabled, so the community could meet with them first to ask questions, voice our concerns and see their demographics for this facility. They did not bring anymore information for us as was requested and they do not want to meet again with the community and bring the information like demographics and other studies before it goes to P&Z.
They said they would be at P&Z no matter what to get approval or declined on January 5, 2015. They said if they are declined for the area in Westchester they want then they would leave Grand Prairie. They may be able to blackmail our City into submission or GP will loose their tax dollars and multi-million dollar facility. Westchester can not be bribed or threatened. Westchester is our community where we live, work and shop.
The Company is !st Choice ER and they have almost 60 facilities, most are in Texas.
- They do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
- They did not know if they will accept Obama Care, if they do not accept Medicare or Medicaid then probably will not accept Obama Care either.
- A ambulance cannot transport you to that facility for an emergency, you must drive there.
- They are not a hub for a hospital or affiliated with any hospital
If you want more information about the meeting you can email or call Kurt Johnson and Rosemary Reed from the Board. More information will be sent out soon.
The Corn Valley gas well on Camp Wisdom between Carrier and Robinson Road has been plugged. The site has been leveled off and the frack pond removed. City Council has approved the re-zoning request to allow development of Single Family Homes.
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*A safety study on the dam came out from the USACE on March 26th, 2012: The screenings classified the dam as having Moderate to High Risk characteristics. The Moderate to High Risk classification is a result of potential embankment slope stability and erosion issues along with downstream consequences. Consequences include potential lives lost, economic, environmental, and other impacts.
*The pipeline going through our community was denied by the City Council Jan. 3, 2012 from lack of votes. Here was the proposed route: (Lake Ridge Parkway, Camp Wisdom, Matthew Road, Prairie Lane, Polo Road, Robinson Road, Barn Owl Trail, High Hawk Boulevard and tracts of City owned land in the High Hawk at Martins Meadow Addition)