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Dialysis Center on Church Property Moves Forward

A developer also has expressed interest in building retail on the front portion of the land.

Dialysis Center on Church Property Moves Forward

Plans to build a kidney dialysis center on land the city is helping develop appear to be moving along.

The back portion of what is known as the "church parcel" on 159th is slated to be used as a kidney dialysis center. The use of the building as a dialysis center was approved by the state this month, said Troy Ishler.

“The site has been approved for this type of facility,” Ishler said.

While the back half continues to progress, the destiny of the front portion of the city-owned property at 5340 W. 159th St. remains up in the air.

Mayor Hank Kuspa said at a meeting earlier this month that a developer is interested in leveling the old church at the site and putting in retail. He didn't elaborate on who that developer was or how far along those plans were.

The sale of the back half of the property to Net3 Real Estate for $270,000 was approved by the City Council in April. Community Development Director Adam Dotson said then that a groundbreaking on the medical facility might not happen until as late as August.

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