New veterinary clinic plans to open at Carpenter Road shopping center
A new veterinary clinic, the South Arbor Animal Hospital, wants to move into a vacant retail space in the Arbor Square shopping center on Carpenter Road in Pittsfield Township.
On Thursday, the Pittsfield Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the conditional use permit request from owner Jessica Noel.
She seeks to renovate an existing 2,333-square-foot unit at 4033 Carpenter Road, located on the southeast corner of Carpenter and Ellsworth.
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The office will not have boarding facilities and will only keep a few animals at a time overnight for treatment, according to township documents.
There are 14 retail spaces in the Arbor Square shopping center, with anchor tenants including Subway and Weight Watchers.
The property is zoned C-2, General Commercial, and animal hospitals and clinics are allowed with approval of a conditional use permit.
Noel is not requesting changes to the exterior of the building.
A local entrepreneur, Annie Staebler, also started a mobile veterinary practice in the Ann Arbor area over the summer.