By Jon Meoli, email@example.com
11:02 PM EDT, March 28, 2012
Fifth District County Councilman David Marks said March 28 that his office has been in discussions for the past six months on a project that will bring a Patient First walk-in medical clinic to York Road in Towson.
The clinic, which will be located at the site of the Towson WashMobile in the 900 block of York Road, would operate in the land that buffers the new Carver Center for the Arts and Technology from York Road.
"It is a tricky location because of its proximity to both the old and new Carver high School buildings, so there are discussions under way between the school system and the developer," Marks said in an email to the Towson Times.
An attorney for the developer could not be reached Wednesday.
According to the company's website, which lists the Towson facility as "opening soon," Patient First operates 38 medical centers from Pennsylvania to Virginia, including a facility in Lutherville, Perry Hall, Owings Mills and White Marsh.
Each location boasts on-site X-rays, a lab and prescription drugs, and is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the website says.
Marks, who is encouraged by the jobs the facility could create, said he's a proponent of the project.
"I fully support the redevelopment of this site, and I have personally spoken to Dr. Hairston about the importance of this project," Marks said.
"It will continue the revitalization of the York Road corridor in northern Towson, and clean up an important community gateway," he said.