NORWAY — Concentra Urgent Care is expected to lease space at the Richard Bader Therapy clinic at 176 Main St., across from Stephens Memorial Hospital.

“It will allow us to keep a very important resource in the community,” clinic owner Richard Bader told the Planning Board recently.

Concentra is the largest provider of occupational and urgent medical care services in the United States, according to its website. The office is currently on Winter Street on the Stephens Memorial Hospital property.

Bader said the move keeps the company in town after its lease with the hospital ends. The company was looking for a small space to rent in Norway to help keep costs down, he said.

Although local Concentra Urgent Care officials declined to comment on the move, Bader told the Planning Board he expects the move to take place around April 1.

It is unclear how much of the new addition at the Bader clinic will be occupied by Concentra.

Basder plans to expand his approximately 2,000-square-foot building by 945 square feet. The addition will have four offices and a half bathroom, according to Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey-Whitman. The one-and-one-half story building sits on about two-thirds of an acre.

Bader asked the Planning Board to allow him to build the addition 16 feet toward the line of Austin Associates’ building, because he does not have the required setback under Norway Planning Board regulations. About 12 to 13 feet of land will remain between Austin Associates and Bader Therapy after the addition is built, but the board agreed that setbacks are historically limited in that part of Main Street.

In approving the building permit, the Planning Board also agreed that a site plan review is not required and that more parking can be made available on the lot, if necessary.

Bader opened his first clinic in Paris in 2000, after serving on the staff of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. He has since opened physical therapy clinics in Norway, Poland and Bridgton.

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