Texoma Medical Center is preparing to begin construction of its new Medical Office Building next week.


The 75,000-square-foot building will be a three story tall, state-of-the-art facility that will be leased to different medical professionals. The project is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020.


The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved a replat of the space Aug. 13 paving the way for the project to move forward. The replat combined several parcels of land into one while also relocating a utility easement in order to allow for construction to start.


Changes to the site plan were approved by the commission in April following an original plat approval June 2018.


“The Texoma Medical Center campus is growing,” TMC Media & Advertising Coordinator Jennifer Reed said via email. “The hospital announced the upcoming construction of a new Medical Office Building on its campus to keep up with the substantial growth in the regional community served by the acute care facility. This is TMC’s second on-campus medical office building. The first building was completed in 2010 and is fully occupied.”


When it was originally approved there were plans for a 1,400 space parking garage to be constructed on site. That portion was not mentioned at the April or August meetings this year.


In April, former Denison Director of Planning Steven Doss said the building was the same facility the commission had previously approved, but it was moved to the new location because TMC was looking to build on a different side of the hospital, closer to the existing Landmark Bank building adjacent to the lot.


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