BRISTOL – With Centre Square updates slated as a standing item on the Bristol Economic and Community Development Board of Commissioners agenda, Wheeler Health continues to move forward with its plans of creating a headquarters along North Main Street and is slated to soon secure a construction manager.
“Wheeler must go to the Zoning Board of Appeals for an approval and then the full Zoning Board for site plan approval,” said Bristol Economic and Community Development Director Justin Malley during the Thursday board meeting.
The constructions of the planned building as well as its elevations have not changed much, he continued.
“On their side of the construction end, Wheeler expects to have a construction manager on board by Monday,” said Malley. “Then they will begin the bidding process for their subcontractors. So they’re moving along. If Wheeler does secure zoning approvals by the end of August, they are free to begin the closing process with the city.”
The director anticipated closing processes to potentially finish in September or October. He noted attorneys were working on document language to solidify parking agreements as it was a critical component of downtown construction plans.
Wheeler, should current plans be realized, would share evening parking with city visitors coming to the downtown area, and during the day, utilize city parking for employees.
“Everyone is under the same assumptions,” said Malley. “It just has to be put onto paper.”