Inquest Health System gained approval to move forward with an $11 million pain clinic in southwest Fort Wayne.
The city Plan Commission on Monday gave the nod to a 90,000-square-foot clinic on the north side of Aboite Center Road, north of the Lutheran Health medical complex. This could be the third location in Fort Wayne for Inquests Centers for Pain Relief.
City Council must first approve a rezoning request, which is likely.
There are numerous similar treatment facilities in town, but with 14 locations throughout northern Indiana, Inquest Health CEO Matthew Cavacini might be trying to dominate the field.
The complex would include a medical office, ambulatory surgery center and a future parking garage. Last week, the few residential concerns expressed centered on drainage, noise, lighting and buffering.
Cavacini said he expects the development to result in 40 to 50 new jobs. He hopes to break ground in six months. The pain center likely will serve more than 200 patients a day. Back and neck pain, arm and leg numbness, fibromyalgia, arthritis and headaches are among the conditions the center will treat.
CVS pharmacy given approval
In other business, commission members approved a $2.1 million CVS pharmacy at Hobson Road and Crescent Avenue. The City Council also must approve a rezoning request. CVS has a deal in place to lease property from IPFW for 25 years.
The drugstore would employ 12 to 20 workers and span more than 13,000 square feet. Construction could begin in the spring.