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New veterinary hospital proposed for Madison Avenue
The owners of a single-family home hope to turn the Madison Avenue residence into a veterinary hospital.
Mista, a Bainbridge-based property management company, has filed for permits for the project and the city is currently reviewing the plans.
Madison Avenue Veterinary Hospital would be located at 937 Madison Ave. North, just north of the Wallace Way intersection.
The existing, rambler-style home that was built in 1956 would be converted into a pet clinic by a complete remodel of the inside of the house.
The improvements on the outside of the home would be minimal, according to the architecture company working on the project, though some windows and doors would be covered by new siding. The existing carport next to the home would be enclosed, and an addition would be constructed over the existing deck at the rear of the house.
A parking lot would be put behind the building, with an additional smaller parking area next to the north side of the house.
Plans submitted for the project show that much of the extensive landscaping around the home would remain intact. The property currently boasts trees of varying size, from a chestnut tree with a 36-inch diameter to smaller dogwoods and firs.
Some existing plants would be relocated, and other new plantings could be installed, including 14 Douglas fir trees near the western property line. Application materials for the project indicate that the large rhododendrons on the property, some 6 feet in diameter, would be relocated on the .8-acre parcel.
One tree would be removed for the new parking lot; a 30-foot-tall fir tree near the west end of the lot.
Comments are being accepted on the project by the city, and the deadline for comments is 4 p.m. Aug. 2.