Local plastic surgery clinic looks to expand, move to South Whitehall
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. — A local plastic surgery clinic may relocate to a bigger office in South Whitehall.
The township Planning Commission Thursday reviewed a preliminary/final plan for a new medical office for Aesthetic Surgery Associates, a plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology practice.
The practice would relocate from its current location at 250 Cetronia Road, on the border of Upper Macungie and South Whitehall, to the new building.
The new two-story medical office building would be at 1619 Hausman Road, across Route 309 from the township municipal building.
Aesthetic Surgery Associates’ Dr. Johnny Chung said his practice is outgrowing the current Upper Macungie location.
“The Lehigh Valley’s population is growing, so there’s a need for more services."Aesthetic Surgery Associates’ Dr. Johnny Chung
Chung said he thinks there aren’t enough plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology practices in the region to meet the increasing demand.
“The Lehigh Valley’s population is growing, so there’s a need for more services,” Chung said.
The new building would almost double the square footage of the practice, from 18,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet.
The Planning Commission tabled the plan, citing outstanding issues with stormwater management.
Also Thursday, the Planning Commission recommended preliminary/final approval of a plan for an outdoor truck-trailer storage facility at 1429 Eck Road.
The facility would include a 79-trailer-space parking area on 5.11 acres. The site is in the Industrial Commercial zoning district and is near several industrial buildings.
The plan now will go before the township Board of Commissioners for final approval.
Ridge Farms Phase 1C was on Thursday's planning commission agenda but withdrew to have more time to meet township conditions.