Tonight Aiken City Council members will consider the second reading of a proposal that some fear could potentially change the face of health care in Aiken. Officials with University Hospital (University Health Services Inc.) are asking that Council approve the concept plan for a 72,000-square-foot medical office complex they are looking to build on Silver Bluff Road across from the Centre South Shopping Center. The medical office center would consist of three buildings, which University officials said would house doctor's offices and other medical businesses. The complex would be constructed in phases, and the offices would be leased to doctors and other medical officials. Plans for the medical offices have drawn concern from officials with Aiken Regional Medical Centers as well as many in the community who fear the facility will increase traffic on Silver Bluff Road. Some are also upset about the location University chose for the offices, with most saying that the hospital is looking to attract some of Aiken's more affluent residents to the Silver Bluff Road offices and later to University in Augusta for hospital care. If that happens, many worry what the impact will be on Aiken Regional and eventually the economy in Aiken. Officials with University said the complex is being built to serve their Aiken patients. Twenty percent of the hospital's patients are residents of Aiken County. University officials have also said that doctors who are leasing offices will not be required to refer their patients to University Hospital. Based on a traffic study conducted on the proposed site, the medical complex would have a minor impact on traffic in the area. Access to the complex during peak morning hours received a "C" level of service, according to the study. Tonight's meeting represents the final reading and public hearing for the proposal. Aiken City Council members will meet on the second floor of the Aiken Municipal building at 7 p.m.