WAXAHACHIE — A specific-use permit for three new medical office buildings was just one of the several agenda items addressed by the Waxahachie City Council during its Monday night meeting.

The buildings will be located off of RVG Parkway across the street from the Hunters Cove Apartments. The site is currently undeveloped at this time.

“This is phase one of a three-phase project. Dr. Amir Khan is going to be the owner. His current location is over at Dr. Roux's office on U.S. Highway 287 Bypass there in front of Best Buy. Dr. Roux is expanding and is Dr. Khan is currently leasing,” developer Chris Acker said. “The reason that we are doing three phases is that we intend for several of the doctors in the hospital to move to the office outside of the hospital and for them to see patients on a day-to-day basis.”

Acker said the intended use of the building by Dr. Khan is for check-ups and follow-up visits with his patients outside of the hospital.

Director of Planning Darren Groth told the council that the city requires medical use facilities to request a specific use permit and that the request would cover the additional buildings to be built on the site. He noted that city staff and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission recommend approval for this project.

The council approved the request.

The council also heard a request for a specific use permit from Bobby Nichols of Chandler Signs to replace the existing pole sign at Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A recently completed an expansion and renovation of its current building along with adding a second drive-thru lane.

Danny Hall, who was representing Chandler Signs and Chick-fil-A, said the restaurant originally had a 50-foot pole sign but later replaced it with a 38-foot pole sign. The restaurant is requesting to go back to the original height to be in line with neighboring businesses but also to prevent it from being obstructed by foliage.

The council approved the request.

In other business the council:

• Continued the two public hearings on requested annexation by the Arbors Development for the annexation of approximately 292.589 acres to the Aug. 21 meeting.

• Approved a preliminary plat of Lakeridge two, which is a 2.596-acre tract of land located at the end of YMCA Drive.

• Named Global High School Graduate Jenna Nguyen as the honorary council member for the month of August.