|By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The project already has received the unanimous approval of the
On Monday, the commissioners will consider approving a zoning change that would allow the empty lot on
The 5-acre property at
According to its proposal, Dream Center will include 19,126 square feet of rehabilitation facility, 12,000 square feet of office space and 11,000 square feet of medical offices.
Dream Center's nearest neighbor is
"No one had a problem with it," he said.
In an email sent to the city, Tucker described the Dream Center as a "very high end, top notch facility."
The center will follow a 12-step abstinence-based program and will specialize in the treatment of chemical dependency, alcoholism and associated disorders.
According to Tucker, "clinical programs will differ in intensity and duration, with each level focused on helping the individual discover the issues and manage the feelings that lie at the very core of the illness."
Admissions will require insurance or private pay.
"We won't be serving the court-ordered or indigent client base," Tucker said. "The people we will be treating will more likely be corporate employees, bankers, engineers."
Patient admission will be voluntary, and clients can leave but, according to Tucker, historically, less than 5 percent of admissions leave against medical advice.
Even if the
Nicoletti said the proposal will return to the Commission for a second reading in May.
According to Tucker, if the approval process stays on schedule, she could break ground in June.
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