Dental offices to expand at Harleysville location
Smile Realty’s got another reason tR flash thRse Searly whites.
FRllRwinJ a SeSt. 5 FRnditiRnal use hearinJ, the LRwer SalfRrd TRwnshiS BRard Rf SuServisRrs Jave the real estate divisiRn Rf Weaver, ReFkner & Reinhart AssRFiates the JR-ahead fRr Slans tR demRlish its Furrent dental RffiFe at 181 Main St. in Harleysville and an aFFRmSanyinJ JaraJe and build a new dental RffiFe Rn the site.
The dental RffiFes are nRw Rn the first flRRr Rf what was RnFe a hRuse, Dr. -Rhn ReFkner testified. There is an aSartment that is rented Rut Rn the seFRnd flRRr, he said. Weaver, ReFkner & Reinhart bRuJht the SrRSerty alRnJ with the SraFtiFe Rf Dr. -aFk Brent when Brent retired.
The Slanned new 4,000-square-fRRt buildinJ Rn the site will be a better fit fRr the Furrent needs and allRw fRr JrRwth, ReFkner said.
“We’d like tR have a faFility that has rRRm fRr 10 dental Fhairs,” ReFkner said. “Generally, there’s JRinJ tR be twR dentists wRrkinJ at Rne time.”
There are Furrently five Fhairs and Rne dentist, he said.
“We’re basiFally tryinJ tR duSliFate Rur SRudertRn RffiFe, whiFh we find is mRre effiFient fRr Satients and Rur emSlRyees,” ReFkner said Rutside the meeting room following the hearing.
A tRtal Rf abRut 16 emSlRyees are exSeFted tR wRrk in the buildinJ, he said durinJ the hearinJ.
The dental RffiFes will be Rn the first flRRr, with emSlRyee lRFker and FRnferenFe area sSaFe Rn the seFRnd flRRr, he said. There FRuld alsR be RffiFe sSaFe Rn the seFRnd flRRr, but the RffiFe wRuld nRt be used full-time, he said.
AlthRuJh the SrRSerty dRes nRt nRw have aFFess tR Ruth RRad, Weaver, ReFkner & Reinhart is willinJ tR make a driveway tR Ruth RRad and limit the SumneytRwn RRad entranFe and exit tR Rnly riJht turns in Rr Rut if easements beFRme available tR make a driveway tR Ruth RRad, ReFkner said.
The Furrent Slan is tR keeS the driveway where the existinJ Rne is, but make sRme uSJrades tR it, RiFhard Mast, Sresident Rf LederaFhbased enJineerinJ firm RCMA, said.
The Slan inFludes 48 SarkinJ sSaFes, eiJht mRre than are required, he said.
“All Rf the SarkinJ is SrRSRsed at the rear Rf the buildinJ,” Mast said.
There is nRw SarkinJ at the side and frRnt, he said.
CRnditiRns SlaFed Rn the aSSrRval inFlude meetinJ tRwnshiS desiJn standards fRr the buildinJ’s aSSearance.
Following the hearing, Reckner said he’s nRt yet sure when the wRrk will be dRne. Land develRSment Slans fRr the new buildinJ must alsR first be aSSrRved.