Citrus Heights Sentinel Logo

Site work begins for new surgery center in Citrus Heights

Site work is underway for a new surgery center at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads. // CH Sentinel

Sentinel staff report–
Development activity across Citrus Heights is continuing, with construction fencing and earth-moving machinery now seen at the future site of a nearly 16,000-square-foot surgery center.

Located on a 2.3-acre vacant lot at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads in Citrus Heights, the surgery center will feature a 15,820-square-foot, single-story floor plan, according to plans approved by the Planning Commission. Plans show a patient drop-off and pickup area with covered decorative awnings, along with at least 70 parking spots and a new driveway on Stock Ranch Road.

Plans progress for new 34,000-square-foot church building on Auburn Blvd.

Site plans show parking situated on the west side of the rectangular lot, with the main building situated closest to the intersection. A separate, 4,800-square-foot building is also shown penciled-in on the site plan and labeled “future,” in the event anticipated office space is needed.

See site plan and visuals in prior article: Plans approved for new surgery center in Citrus Heights

Recently appointed Mayor Steve Miller told The Sentinel on Thursday that the development activity is encouraging to see amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is what we’d hoped for with bringing the (Dignity Health) medical office building to Citrus Heights,” said Miller, who has sought to attract high-paying medical jobs to the area. “It’s an encouraging development that brings more medical services to our residents, and professional jobs.”

The project was initially anticipated to begin construction in early 2019, but has taken almost two years to break ground since being approved by the Planning Commission in December 2018. Miller said he wasn’t aware of why the project was delayed, but said financing issues can often stall projects after being approved by the city.

The project’s applicant is Texas-based United Surgical Partners International (USPI), which has affiliated surgery centers in Roseville and Folsom.

An email request Thursday morning sent to USPI was forwarded to a spokeswoman with Dignity Health who said a news release would be issued in January with additional information about the project. With surgery centers in other cities, USPI has partnered with Dignity Health to offer outpatient surgery options.

Follow local business news and more in Citrus Heights: Sign up for The Sentinel’s free e-Edition and you’ll get two emails a week with all local news and zero spam. Click here to sign up.

Like local news? Sign up for The Sentinel’s free email edition and get two emails a week with all local news and no spam, ever. (Click here)