Local Lawmaker Calls for Closer Look at Care Point Center Development

Local Lawmaker Calls for Closer Look at Care Point Center Development
Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 13:47:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Last week, our "Building Tallahassee" series featured Care Point Health and Wellness Center as a development project well on its way to completion.

But Wednesday, one local lawmaker calls for a closer look, based on environmental concerns.

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor was joined today by several residents, who say the development is harmful to the community in more ways than one.

Residents held signs across from the construction site on Monroe and Magnolia streets, claiming there are toxic chemicals that haven't been cleaned up.

Commissioner Proctor says he's called on State Attorney Jack Campbell to investigate whether or not state law has been violated in allegedly failing to decontaminate the site.

Proctor also claims the State Department of Environmental Protection has given Big Bend Cares a 60-day window to clarify concerns about its development across the street.

The commissioner is referring to development built on top of a pollution site in New York state.

However, Big Bend Cares says it's complied with all requests and welcomes any questions about Care Point, which is independent from the organization.

Care Point is meant to be a one-stop shop for medical needs in the Southside. The facility is expected to open this fall.