Feiner Invites Edgemont Residents to Weigh in on Assisted Living Proposal

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Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner reports that in mid-December he and the Commissioner of Planning met with representatives of Shelbourne Assisted Living, who said they would be submitting an application to the town to build an 85 to 98 bed facility at the Sprain Brook nursery on Underhill Road/Sprain Road sometime in January.

Feiner notes that this was the first meeting or contact he had with them since May when they informally met with town officials to discuss the proposal.

“It’s always been my policy to try to share possible development proposals with the community as soon as I learn of the proposal,” Feiner said in an email. “This facility could generate between $500,000-$600,000 a year in taxes, with more than half going to the Edgemont school district. “

According to Feiner, the applicants would like to build a single building, about 2-1/2 stories high. The property would be rental. Rents would range from $3000 to over $6000 a month.

Feiner is urging Edgemont residents to come forward if they would like to meet informally with the applicant before the application process begins that will include several of the Town’s Land-Use Boards (Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals).

Among the issues Feiner says he’d like discussed are traffic, delivery times, truck traffic, area stormwater improvements, the potential for sidewalk installation, safeguards to make sure that a for profit facility doesn’t become non profit, and impact of an assisted living facility on the Town’s ambulance services.  He welcomes any other questions.

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