As everyone has heard by now, Baptist Hospital has entered into a partnership with M.D. Anderson to expand and enhance the care available to cancer patients in our region. What you may not know are the details of the location and design of the new facilities. Legislation is currently before Council to close Dante Place between Palm Avenue and San Marco Blvd. The current street bisects the parcel on which the new cancer treatment center would be constructed.
Baptist has also filed a PUD re-zoning on approximately 15.4 acres of land located south of Interstate 95 in North San Marco. The property includes several parcels running from Palm on the west, Gary on the north, and Childrens Way/Nira on the South to the FEC railroad on the east. The PUD is located The concept site plan that accompanied the rezoning application appears below.
The proposed redevelopment of the Property will result in a unified development plan with a buildout of up to 705,046 square feet of space including medical offices, clinics and related ancillary uses in an integrated urban campus setting. The new Cancer Center building is proposed to contain up to 12 stories and up to 505,000 square feet of building area. A parking structure is also proposed. The initial phase of the Cancer Center building may also include a surface parking area located in the southwest corner of the Cancer Center parcel depicted as “Future Expansion” on the Conceptual Site Plan. The portion of the Lot D parcel located east of Larue Avenue is proposed to be redeveloped with a new parking structure to support the medical campus to be constructed on the Cancer Center parcel as generally depicted on the Conceptual Site Plan.
San Marco Preservation Society is planning to host a community meeting, probably in early April, concerning the PUD and if you would like to be included in the notice for that meeting, please contact email@example.com. The actual bill number and public hearing schedule before Council is not yet available.