City officials approved the sale of a slice of property slated to be developed as an urgent care facility.

The Washington City Council Monday approved an ordinance to sell .09 of an acre located on Madison Avenue to TAUK Properties LLC for the cost of $50,000.

In August, the council approved a development plan for the Total Access Urgent Care facility near Caroline Drive.

Plans call for a 5,000-square-foot building to house Total Access Urgent Care at 1717 Madison Ave. east of Highway 47. The lot is located next to the Diana Holdinghausen State Farm office building.

Total Access Urgent Care is a privately owned practice based in St. Louis. There are 14 other locations in the metro area and plans are underway for six more, including the Washington facility.

The Total Access property is adjacent to the city property and a second parcel owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Approval of the plan was contingent on the conditions that the plat is consolidated following the purchase of those properties.

MoDOT is expected to soon survey the .017 of an acre owned by the department before moving forward with selling the property.  

According to Dr. Matt Berkel, CEO of Total Access Urgent Care, it offers the same services as emergency rooms at one-tenth of the cost.

This facility would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and employ 10 people.

Another condition includes the property meet stormwater retention and fire hydrant requirements, including the installation of a new hydrant.

The site also must be developed within two years of the plan approval.

The property was rezoned C-4 planned commercial three times, including a one-year extension earlier this year. Typically, under C-4 zoning, the property must be significantly developed within two years to retain the zoning. Because of the one-year rezoning condition, the property owners may have to file for another extension if construction is not complete.

There is room for a 1,600-square-foot expansion of the facility on the triangle-shaped lot.

Plans call for 25 parking spaces, which is less than required by code, however the business model does not call for the additional need of parking.

Curb cuts for the entrance will line up as closely as possible with Caroline Avenue.