What your government is doing - Sumter City Council

Kidney dialysis centers now allowed in Sumter's Professional Office districts

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 4/4/19

Mack Kolb's request on behalf of C&M Enterprises to amend the Professional Office District zoning to add kidney dialysis centers as a permitted use was approved for third and final …

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What your government is doing - Sumter City Council

Kidney dialysis centers now allowed in Sumter's Professional Office districts

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Mack Kolb's request on behalf of C&M Enterprises to amend the Professional Office District zoning to add kidney dialysis centers as a permitted use was approved for third and final reading Tuesday during Sumter City Council's regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

While the PO district allows a variety of offices, institutional uses and residential uses in areas "whose character is neither commercial nor exclusively residential in nature," kidney dialysis centers had been excluded from the list of uses. Other permitted uses include medical practitioner specialties, ambulatory surgical centers, freestanding emergency medical centers, emergency rooms outside of hospitals, physical therapy facilities and other skilled nursing facilities.

Kidney dialysis centers have traditionally operated in Sumter in General Commercial districts, but the request was favorable to planning staff because the operation of such a facility is really more like a medical office use.

Council approved the request 5-0 with Councilwoman Ione Dwyer absent.