Five Star Urgent Care eyes Vineyard Drive location

OBSERVER Photo by Damian Sebouhian Pictured is the site Five Star Urgent Care is proposing to use for a 3,500 square-foot facility, located at 3929 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk, between Applebee’s (pictured) and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Architect Dave Nardozzi gave a brief presentation during Dunkirk’s town council meeting Tuesday describing plans to erect a 2,500-square-foot Five Star Urgent Care facility on Vineyard Drive between Dunkin’ Donuts and Applebee’s.

Dr. John Radford, Five Star founder and CEO had announced his intentions of bringing a facility to the area in June of last year. Since then, Nardozzi, of Silvestri Architects has drawn up detailed plans and met with Dunkirk Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Mourer about what steps need to be taken before bringing the proposal before the planning board in August and ultimately back to the town board for final approval.The facility is designed for seven exam rooms with access to the building from the Dunkin’ Donuts site.

“Access is through Dunkin’ Donuts,” Nardozzi said. “We’re working through the ownership and trying to make sure the easements go through properly.”

Nardozzi added, “We’re looking to stay in front of Crooked Brook so we don’t have to deal with covering it over with a culvert.”

They are still working on establishing parking spaces with current estimates planned for 39 spaces in the front and another possible 25 on the side.

“We’re looking how we egress and ingress the site without impacting the county road,” he said.

As for water and sewer, Supervisor Richard Purol explained that “Sewer is on the south side and water is right in front of the property. When they put in Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Hortons, they connected in to the Best Western’s sewer… I’m pretty sure we’d have to put another line across the road (for this project).”

Mourer told the board that “I need a complete application before we can proceed. If it goes as (Nardozzi) is planning, it will be the third of August that they’ll go in front of the planning board and then if there’s no issues there, the third week of September it will go in front of the (town) board for final approval, assuming that SEQR (a State Environmental Quality Review) is done and there’s no other issues involved.

According to its website, “Since 2012, Five Star Urgent Care has been the leading walk-in urgent care clinic and ER alternative serving all of Chautauqua County and specifically the Jamestown, Salamanca, Little Valley, Randolph and Warren, Pa. communities.”

Five Star “treats sinus and respiratory issues, injuries from accidents, headaches, abdominal pain, rashes and skin abrasions, infections, and non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.”

“Five Star offers X-rays and lab testing on-site — with no appointment needed and accepts most insurance, including Fidelis Care. Our walk-in clinic provides a comfortable experience that will have you treated and on your way home at a fraction of time compared to a hospital visit or other ER alternatives.”