A new Kadlec clinic may open next to the Toyota Center and Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Kennewick City Council will consider tonight selling about 1.7 acres to Kadlec Health System.
A medical office would provide space for some doctors interested in joining Kadlec Health Systems, said Kadlec spokesman Jim Hall.
The doctors expressed an interest in being in that general area, he said. And it makes sense as a clinic location because of the growth in that area.
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Kadlec's expansion plans this year include a $17 million stand-alone emergency department in south Kennewick, a medical office building for specialty services and a hotel close to the main hospital to provide housing for family members of patients.
Kadlec Clinic employs about 65 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, Hall said. Kadlec already has clinics in south Richland, West Richland, Pasco and in Kennewick near Canyon Lakes.
The city land would cost Kadlec Heath System about $389,151, according to city documents. It is one of six lots the city created from property declared surplus in 2008.
The medical office likely would be about 12,000 square feet, according to city documents.
Any money from the sale of surplus property would go to the city's capital fund, said Evelyn Lusignan, Kennewick's customer service manager. It could then help pay for an unfunded capital project.
Since it is one-time money, the city tries to use it for a one-time expense, she said.
The city council also could decide to keep the property for possible future needs that may be identified in the city's 25-year Capital Improvement Plan, which is being worked on.
Kennewick City Council meets 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 210 W. Sixth Ave.
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