The Tyler Group has asked the Conway City Council to consider allowing it to construct the Pediatrics Plus addition below required standards.
Pediatrics Plus is located in a flood plain by Tucker Creek and engineers have requested the city consider allowing them expand the facility 0.65 feet below base flood elevation requirements.
City council members will consider the request during a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.
Pediatrics Plus, located at 2740 College Avenue, is a specialized pediatric health care provider that works in "helping children succeed in all stages of life through evidence-based therapy and education, diagnostic services, state of the art facilities, specialized equipment, family support, and community investment," Staff Engineer Stephen Hogan said in a letter to Mayor Tab Townsell.
Hogan said the group wanted to construct the addition below current elevation requirements to make matching the finished floor of the original building easier.
The base flood elevation at this location is 297.33 feet and the finished floor elevation of the add on is 298.68 feet, which puts the addition 1.35 feet above the base flood elevation.
The Flood Damage Prevention Code requires the lowest floor elevation be at least 2 feet above the base flood elevation.
A public hearing to discuss an ordinance to annex certain areas along Mill Pond Road and Bronnie Lane will kick off Tuesday’s meeting.
The council will also review a resolution to set a public hearing to discuss the closing of a portion of the street right of way at the northwestern portion of Round Mountain Subdivision.
Aldermen will consider appointing Lindsay Henderson to the Conway Corporation Board of Directors. The council will also consider purchasing property at the corner of College Avenue and Salem Road.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Russell L. "Jack" Roberts District Court building and is open to the public. There is no committee meeting scheduled.
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