Landmark Hospitals plans to build a $27 million, 23-bed, long-term care facility at Discovery Park and is asking the city to approve its development plan.

If approved, the new hospital would open in 2020. It would be Landmark’s second Columbia hospital and its fourth in Missouri.

The hospital’s plan will be the subject of a public hearing at the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission’s Thursday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

Landmark described the project, its estimated cost and the need for the hospital in a certificate of need application that the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee approved in May.

The facility will provide in-house wound care, computed tomography scans, medical office space and an on-call center, according to the application.

Landmark provides the only long-term care hospital beds within 100 miles of Columbia, physician Mohammad Jarbou wrote in the application. The new hospital will provide long-term care in a facility optimized for it.

The hospital is planned for a 6.65-acre site in Discovery Park on South Ponderosa Street.

Landmark’s hospital on Old 63 will be converted to a rehabilitation center, according to the application. That facility has 42 beds, but only 19 will be immediately relicensed as rehabilitation beds. There are no plans yet for the other 23 beds.

If approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the development plan will go to the Columbia City Council.

The company expects construction will be complete by Sept. 1, 2020.

Representatives of Landmark Hospitals did not respond to multiple calls for comment.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.

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