Parkland Medical Center has received the green light from the Derry Planning Board for a 7,462-square-foot facility to house and help people with mental illness.
Chris Rice, a civil engineer with T.F. Moran; Jeff Scionti, Parkland chief executive officer; and John Burke, director of plant operations and security at Parkland, attended the April 2 Planning Board meeting to discuss the addition. While a local resident raised safety concerns during the public hearing, the board gave conditional approval to the project, while reminding Parkland and its neighbors to stay connected regarding security issues.
The area is zoned Office Medical Business (OMB) and the Parcel ID number is 05043-001.
Rice said the proposed addition will go in the northwest corner of the medical center’s property. The two-story addition is designed to match the existing facility, Rice said, and will be a Behavioral Health Unit.