GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Phoenix Health Ventures was given the green light by the township’s Planning Board on March 1 to build an urgent care facility and a second medical building at Jimmie Leeds Road and the White Horse Pike.

“I look forward to bringing different services into Galloway and helping develop that corridor,” said John Kulin, president and CEO of Urgent Care Now.

According to the plans, there will be two buildings, 6,000 square feet each, and 68 parking spaces on the site. Besides the urgent care facility, the buildings will house primary care or specialist offices.

The board voted unanimously that the application for the site was complete and ready for review. After the hearing, the board voted again to approve the application.

The applicant was granted three variances. First, a side yard setback variance on the east side of the property. The proposal of 19 feet where 25 are required was granted because parking spaces in front of the building will be 10 feet wide, taking up the extra space. While the 10-foot width of the parking spaces is not set by ordinance, it was a recommendation by the board for ease of access.

In addition, a variance was granted for two free-standing site identification signs, where according to ordinance, they should only have one. They will sit on both driveways, one on the White Horse Pike and one on Jimmie Leeds Road.

Also, two directional signs on the property to help visitors navigate the buildings will be 12 square feet instead of 10 square feet, which is the size set by ordinance.

The vote for the application’s completeness and review was scheduled for the board’s previous meeting Feb. 1 but was rescheduled because the applicant failed to give proper notice.

In other business, Matt Ayers was sworn in as a member of the Planning Board by Solicitor John Ridgway.

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