Denison’s medical community along FM 691 may soon grow a bit larger. The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved initial plans for a a new maxillofacial and oral surgery center near Texoma Medical Center.


This marks the second medical office building to be announced for Denison’s medical district in the past two months following plans for a new 36,000-square-foot building south of TMC. This will put the proposed medical offices near other skilled nursing, medical and assisted living developments along Woodlands Trail.


The site plans were approved under recommendation of city staff by the commission after a brief discussion. There were no comments for or against the project during the meeting.


“Staff has reviewed the proposed site plan for conformance to all relevant ordinances and code requirements,” city staff said in documents for the P&Z meeting. “The plan as presented meets all requirements, including parking, building materials cross access, etc.”


Maxillofacial surgery generally includes surgery and procedure to correct oral, tooth, mouth, jaw and facial injuries and diseases including the removal of impacted wisdom teeth and jaw reconstruction.


Plans for the complex call for about 5,500 square feet of medical office space at the northeast corner of Woodlands Trail and FM 691 in the Gateway Village Planned Development District. The designs include a 1,500 square foot suite for an additional tenant.


Denison Director of Planning Steven Doss speculated the tenant space could be used for a dentist or other related specialty.


“They don’t have a tenant yet, but it would stand to reason that a single dentist would take that space and create some referral synergy with the business,” he said.


Documents related to the site plan did not reference an applicant or who is planning to operate the facility. Design schematics and artist renderings, however included the emblem for Design-Build Evolutions and refer to the project as Texlexco LLC.


Michael Turner, representing Design-Build Evolutions, said he was uncertain how much about the project could be revealed at this time, citing confidentiality concerns. However, Turner confirmed the company is serving as the architect for the project and the site would provide outpatient care.


Beyond the initial site plan, Doss said Denison has also received a landscaping plan that exceeds the city’s standards for new development.


“They have mentioned they may in fact have a revision, but we advised them that as long as that revision still meets our minimum standards, we can approve at a minor revision to the landscape plan,” he said.


This will put the proposed medical offices near other skilled nursing, medical and assisted living developments along Woodlands Trail.