Concord Orthopaedics' ASC plans up in the air due to rezoning concerns: 4 takeaways

Many residents oppose Concord (N.H.) Orthopaedics' rezoning request to build a medical community, according to Concord Monitor.

Here are four takeaways:

1. The practice aims to build a 20,000-square-foot ASC in the medical community.

2. Concord Orthopaedics said the city has to approve the rezoning request if it supports the medical community.

3. Local homeowners oppose the plans, saying rezoning could compromise their homes' character. Of the 13 property owners opposing the rezoning, eight said they refuse to conform to an institutional zone's standards.

Property owner Jim Bailey told Concord Monitor, "The way this issue was presented in their application, this was about benefiting the city with the opportunity for expansion for the medical community. I don't believe that five compliant properties will solve the medical expansion problem."

4. The city will hold another meeting about the proposal Aug. 16 and then the city council will make a decision about the rezoning.

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