By Bob Burns | Fountain Hills Times
Not satisfied that the principals involved in the Fountain Hills Medical Center are adequately addressing the concerns of nearby residents, the Planning and Zoning Commission last week delayed its consideration of a special use permit for the operation of the hospital.
The hospital, already under construction with steel supports and framing out of the ground, needs the special use permit to operate 24 hours a day, specifically between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
In making his motion to continue the discussion, Commission Vice Chairman Peter Gray said everyone present supports the hospital project. However, he said within the C-1 zoning district and within a couple of hundred feet of residential homes the impact on neighbors is a prime concern.