A new medical office building will soon be added to the free-standing emergency department and DaVita medical office building being constructed in the Sherman Crossroads development.


The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for the 41,056-square-foot medical office building to be located to the north of the facilities currently under construction.


“This new building is going to be located directly north of the DaVita that’s going in right now,” Jim Riley of engineer Brockette/Davis/Drake said.


The commission also approved an exception for the two-story office building to allow it to have 202 parking spaces instead of the required 206 spaces. Riley said that request came from not being able to fit any further parking spots on the property.


“It’s kind of an oddball shaped piece of property,” he said. “It’s kind of narrow at the bottom and wide on the north side.”


The planned medical office building is the second phase of the Sherman Crossroads development, which is on the northwest corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417. The City Council approved plans for the DaVita medical office and the free-standing emergency room in November.


Both of those facilities are being built on the north side of the recently constructed West Travis Street extension. The extension of Travis Street on the west side of U.S. Highway 75 will go through the Sherman Crossroads development and will ultimately be a four-lane divided roadway that will connect with OB Groner Road at its intersection with FM 1417.


The site plan for the new medical office building included a connection to another new street to the north of West Travis Street that will run east and west through the Sherman Crossroads development.


“We have the plans in for that roadway right now,” Riley said.


Dr. Mark Buckner will be the medical director of the “Emergency Center of North Texas,” as the free-standing emergency department part of Sherman Crossroads development will be called. Buckner said earlier this year the facility will be capable of performing medical procedures and handling medical problems that any emergency department attached to a hospital could do. He said the emergency center will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


DaVita Kidney Care states on its website that it offers “dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.”