Weatherford Democrat

Local News

May 10, 2013

Nursing home moves forward in Willow Park

By CHRISTIN COYNE

WILLOW PARK – Plans for a skilled-nursing facility and assisted-living facility in Willow Park took another step forward Tuesday night.

The Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended the city council approve a rezoning request and site plan.

The rezoning request from seller Willow Park Baptist Church would rezone more than 12 acres in the area of Crown Pointe Boulevard from single-family residential to commercial, where a skilled-nursing facility and assisted-living facility are planned. The city recently annexed the property at the request of the church.

No member of the public spoke during the public hearing on the zoning request. 

The commission also recommended the council approve a site plan for the skilled nursing facility.

Robert Cramer, owner and operator of College Park Rehabilitation and Care Center in Weatherford, hopes to build a 128-bed, 54,000-square-foot facility in Willow Park to meet the area’s growing rehabilitation and long-term care needs, he told the council in March.

After some discussion, the commission also recommended the city add a use by special use permit only for “diagnostic or treatment healthcare facility or assisted living facility” to the zoning definitions.

The planning and zoning commission previously recommended the city remove a medical facility definition from the commercial zoning use table but the council has yet to address the issue.

“When we recommended to city council previously, one of the concerns that we discussed was the fact that we had an influx of [a hospital, doctors and other medical facilities],” commission member Marci Parker said. “The logic behind saying you know what lets move all that to requiring a special use permit. It doesn’t mean it’s not allowed but it gives [the city control over how many medical-based facilities locate in Willow Park].”

Text Only
Local News
  • Event center hosts barn-raising

    Many businesses boast old-fashioned country charm, but one Weatherford event center is bringing back old farm traditions to assemble the newest addition to its property: a 19th century barn. 

    April 18, 2014

  • David May named Mineral Wells Index general manager-editor

    Weatherford Democrat Editor David May has been named general manager-editor for the Mineral Wells Index.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pair charged with assaulting kids

    Two Weatherford teens were arrested last week on charges of chasing down two bicycle-riding children in a car and assaulting them in a church parking lot, where the encounter was recorded.

    April 17, 2014

  • easter basket.jpg Easter egg hunt times, locations

    Following is information provided to the WD on four local Easter egg hunts and celebrations planned for Friday and Saturday:

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2014 ACSI High School District Art Show Winners.jpg Weatherford Christian announces ACSI Art Show winners

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Larue, Jeffrey.jpg Wanted sex offender found in Weatherford

    A sex offender reportedly sought by Hood County authorities after failing to register as required was found in a Weatherford hotel last week, police say, after exposing himself to an employee.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0415 loc WC choir.jpg WC choir presents the works of Eric Whitacre

     The Weatherford College Choir will showcase the music of composer Eric Whitacre on Tuesday, April 29. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is free.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greenwood Horse Trials to begin May 2

    The annual Greenwood Farm, Inc. International Horse Trials kick off Friday, May 2.

     

    April 16, 2014

  • Bob Tallman Speaking at Chapel.jpg Tallman speaks at WCS chapel

    World renowned Rodeo Announcer Bob Tallman, better known as the “Voice of Professional Rodeo,” stopped by Weatherford Christian School’s elementary campus april 10 to speak to over 150 students in grades Pre-K through 6th at their bi-weekly chapel. 

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hitting the trail for MS

    STEPHENVILLE – The Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising funds that support national research into the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide programs to more than 9,000 people in the Lone Star Chapter area whose lives are touched by MS.

    April 16, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case