Dialysis

A patient care tech starts a dialysis treatment at Rubin Dialysis Center in Saratoga Springs in 2013. A private operator is eyeing a renal dialysis center in Kingsbury because of high local demand for kidney care services.

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KINGSBURY — A private operator is eyeing Kingsbury for a renal dialysis center because of high local demand for kidney care services.

Mark Kinney, the applicant proposing the project, said like other renal dialysis clinics, the location based on the need.

“We analyzed the market and we do a survey of the market and we go where the need is,” Kinney said.

The center would be owned by DaVita Health Care Partners and located at the southwest corner of Burgoyne Avenue and Michigan Street. It would occupy a 1.7 acre site where a single family residence currently sits. That house would be removed.

The site is zoned for commercial development; however, it is next to a residential zone along Michigan Street.

Two zoning variances will be required for the project and traffic is anticipated to increase, according to the application. The applicant will have to file a variance application to the Zoning Board of Appeals, along with a follow-up submission to the Planning Board with construction details.

Town Supervisor Dana Hogan said if the applicant meets all of the town planning and zoning board requirements, and if necessary, the state Health Department requirements, he’d welcome the center to the town.

Another dialysis center is located on Broad Street in Glens Falls. It is owned by the Nashville-based Dialysis Clinic Inc., which bought the center from Glens Falls Hospital in December.

Dialysis Clinic Inc. did not return the Post-Star’s call Tuesday afternoon for comment.

The public hearing will be held by the Planning Board and is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

You can reach Callie Ginter at 742-3238 or cginter@poststar.com. Follow her on Twitter @ callieginter_ps

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