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Trade off needs balancing on proposed Nelson medical clinic

Improvements to local and regional health care or stick to Nelson’s Official Community Plan?

That’s something the city’s manager says council needs to weigh as it considers the proposed medical clinic opposite the hospital.

A group of family doctors wants to build on land currently zoned residential and say the new site could attract a visiting specialist physician.

Here’s Kevin Cormack.

Cormack adds the city’s official community goals call for businesses and professionals to be located downtown so it remains vibrant.

As the next part of their re-zone application the doctors must submit a market analysis on how a coffee shop and dispensary at the clinic might impact existing downtown businesses.

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