The company attempting to open a drug treatment clinic in Johnson City filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month asking a judge to strike down the city’s zoning rules on such a facility and force the city to issue the required permits to allow the clinic.
Tri-Cities Holdings LLC filed the suit April 19, claiming Johnson City’s refusal to grant a permit for the clinic to locate at 4 Wesley Court has caused financial damage and forced opiate-addicted residents to travel unnecessary distances to seek treatment.
The suit also states city officials have refused to meet with TCH owners to discuss “a reasonable accommodation regarding 4 Wesley Court.”
TCH filed a request for a variance from the city’s zoning ordinance requirement to limit operations after 7 a.m. TCH wants to open at 5 a.m. Monday through Saturday to accommodate patients’ work schedules.
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