By MICHAEL BURKE LEE ENTERPRISES
BURLINGTON — Eye Physicians & Surgeons is embarking on a project worth at least $1 million to replace the two offices in Burlington with a brand new clinic.
The ophthalmology group currently has three sites:
Burlington’s main clinic is at 222 Adams St., and the group shares part of an office building at 308 McHenry St. The company, which provides medical and surgical eye care as well as eye exams routine sight for glasses and contact lenses, also has an office in Elkhorn.
The company’s physician owners are Mark Brower, Matt Dahlgren, Dan Solverson, Nicholas Veith and, from August 12, Nathan Mathews.
The group acquired a 0.84 acre property for the new clinic at 671 W. State St., a property that had previously been used only for vehicle storage. It was in the city of Burlington but was annexed to the city on July 2.
There, Eye Physicians & Surgeons will build a new 7,000 square foot clinic, more than 50 percent larger than the nearly 4,500 square foot clinic on Adam Street. It will benefit from new water and sewer services.
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Brower said they plan to use the extra space – in a building designed by local architect Thomas Stelling – to add technology and more room for patients, as well as a larger car park with 32 spaces.
The new clinic will replace the two Burlington locations, but the group will retain its Elkhorn office, Brower said.
Of the design of the future wood-frame clinic, he said, “We tried to mix it in with the community stuff.” It has a flat roof, a modern brick design, and lots of glass in the waiting area.
Brower said doctors hope construction of the new clinic can begin in late summer or early fall. They hope to open in the new space late next winter or early spring.
He said he didn’t expect the move to disrupt their practice.