Facility brings specialized care to the area

A new 36,000-square-foot facility sitting on 7.67 acres of land will bring high-end, specialized emergency medicine to the residents of Riverplace in spring 2013.

"We have been looking at [the Four Points] market for a couple of years," said Kerry Angus, owner of Onair Development LLC, the real estate development firm responsible for bringing the facility to the area. "We recognized that there was a shortage of certain medical services in the area. There are some family practices [in the area], but as far as specialty care, imaging, really any of the specialties, families were having to drive from Riverplace or Steiner [Ranch] over to the major campuses to be treated."

The medical center, located at 6611 River Place Blvd., Austin, is going to be a welcome addition to the current infrastructure of the area, Angus said.

"It's been very well-received," Angus said. "The building is going to be beautiful. There will be a major green component [to the building]. We have managed to keep some very large trees on-site. The building will have bike racks, LED lighting and high-efficiency heating and cooling. We really work to be as environmentally friendly as we can without impacting the price so no one can afford it."

The facility will also bring some of the best specialists available to the area, Angus said.

"The practices that we are going to showcase are going to be the best of the best in town," Angus said. "It is really going to become a one-stop shop for families for a large cross section of their medical needs."

For larger, more life-threatening health issues, patients will still have to seek out care at a hospital campus, Angus said.

"They can still be diagnosed or stabilized [at Texan Urgent Care], but for something like open-heart surgery, they will have to be in a hospital setting," Angus said. "This is all ambulatory type care."

The Four Points location is the fourth Austin locale—along with Cedar Park, Kyle and North Austin—and will begin construction this summer. With a nine-month construction plan, the facility will open its doors in spring 2013.

Onair is currently looking at adding three more facilities in the future, including a location in Manor, a second Kyle location and one in Bee Cave.