Milton council sets Aug. 3 date for medical complex hearing

July 10, 2020

A controversial medical office complex project in Milton will finally get a public hearing. 

Milton Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3, at Grace Church, to review an application by Phoenix RCHS Holdings to rezone a nearly 8-acre parcel on Mulberry Street from R-1 residential to C-1 commercial. Phoenix RCHS Holdings plans to build two 40,000-square-foot medical office buildings, one to be occupied by Beebe Healthcare, with 400 parking spaces on a site across from H.O. Brittingham Elementary School.

The hearing was to take place July 8 but was canceled due to a medical emergency with one of the members of Phoenix RCHS Holdings.

The proposal has been met with significant pushback from residents and city committees alike. While the plan has some support, many residents within the Mulberry Street corridor oppose the project due to concerns about traffic and the effect on property values. Their general consensus is that they like the idea of the project, just not in that location. 

Milton’s Planning and Zoning Committee wrote an advisory opinion to Town Council recommending not to rezone the property. 

Town Council could vote to accept the report and deny the rezoning, or overrule the report and approve the rezoning by simple majority vote. 


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