Update: Horn Rapids urgent care clinic proposal falls apart

Editor’s note: The city of Richland reports it could not reach an agreement with Drs. Luay Ailabouni and Elhami Hannan for a piece of land where they intended to develop a medical mall, including an urgent care clinic. The Horn Rapids plan will not move forward. This story, which originally reported on the proposal, has been updated. 

An urgent care clinic and other medical services planned for Richland’s Horn Rapids residential neighborhood will not move forward. 

A pair of physicians employed by Kadlec Regional Medical Center sought to privately develop the 1.5-acre property on the north side of Clubhouse Lane into a medical complex. 

Drs. Luay Ailabouni,  a surgeon, and Elhami N. Hannan, a nephrologist, submitted a letter of intent offering the city of Richland $300,000 for the site, signaling their plans to build an 18,860-square-foot strip mall with an urgent care clinic and offices for additional medical professionals. 

The city’s economic development committee recommended the city council authorize the manager to enter a formal purchase and sale agreement with the doctors’ business, LEMA Group LLC.  

The doctors could not be reached to discuss their vision. 

The city council was expected to consider the recommendation when it met Nov. 15. However, the agenda item was removed after the city could not come to terms with the would-be buyers.  

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