Reliable Healing Place Homes is looking to add an assisted living facility at the north end of Denison along Ansley Blvd near U.S. Highway 75.

The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for the new facility on Tuesday.

Denison City Planner Bill Medina said the adjacent property had been rezoned recently by the City Council in order to make room for the development that is expected to feature a screening wall between it and the residential properties near the site.

Medina said the city would require an additional iron fence atop the wall to provide for that screening.

Now that the commission has approve the site plan, the next step is to conduct a public hearing which will take place on Jan. 28.

Last month, Development and Community Services Director Kimberly Murray said the applicant had asked for the rezoning to prepare for the project, and the zone change was a necessary step for any commercial development to take place on those lots.

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