Physical therapy business to
open in Richmond home
By Brooke Barker
March 10, 2006 | RICHMOND -- Physical therapy meets
a former beauty parlor.
The Planning and Zoning Commission met with physical
therapist Sharik Peck this week and approved Peck's
plan to begin a physical therapy home-based business
in Richmond. Peck's new practice will move into the
basement of 405 S. 200 West, which used to house a beauty
salon. The basement of the building is already built
to business code, and Peck's family will live in the
upstairs of the building.
Peck has been practicing physical therapist for about
10 years and currently runs an outpatient facility in
Pocatello, Idaho. He also works part time in Cache Valley,
and has always wanted to bring his family to the valley.
"I can see this end of the valley could have a need
one day," Peck explained as one of the reasons he is
choosing to relocate in Cache Valley.
Peck referred to a survey taken by Stan Guy during
the meeting which asked residents which kind of growth
residents would like to see in the area from 1994. Seventy-seven
percent of survey respondents said they favored more
medical services coming to Richmond.
"I'm not a normal rehabilitation physical therapist.
I do most of my work one-on-one. I don't think there'd
ever be more than three or four cars there at a time,
unless my family was visiting," Peck told the commission
who were concerned about a possible traffic increase
once the business is up and running.
Before Peck can begin taking patients, he needs to
get a conditional use permit as well as get his sign
approved by the city. He and his family plan to move
into the home in June, after his children finish school
and his wife has their baby.
The commission also met with representatives from
Sadler Construction concerning a new subdivision near
300 South and 121 West. The commission approved the
general concept of the subdivision.