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February 26, 2014

Meadowbrook expansion approved

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PLATTSBURGH —

The conditional approval directs project engineers to work with the city to ensure the stormwater management system works as intended.

Plans call for 14-foot-tall light fixtures in the parking area.

Schopfer said at a previous meeting that there would be little to no light spillover at the tree line and beyond.

The building exterior would feature brick wainscoting on the lower 4 feet and a Dryvit insulation and finish system above that.

SUBDIVISION APPROVED

The Planning Board unanimously approved subdivision of a 15-by-600-foot strip of land owned by CVPH Medical Center on the southern edge of the Meadowbrook property.

That lot is to be acquired and merged with the Meadowbrook property so some parking spaces can be moved from the eastern side of the property to the southern side.

The project had earlier received two variances from the City Zoning Board of Appeals.

One was to allow 39 percent of open space on the property, less than the 50 percent required by zoning.

The other was to allow 204 parking spaces, fewer than the required 295. That is not seen as an issue, as residents at Meadowbrook don’t have their own vehicles on site.

OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE

Meadowbrook had 120 beds when it opened in 1974. It expanded to 200 beds in 1987.

The proposed expansion is mainly in response to a need for skilled-nursing beds since Cedar Hedge Nursing Home in Rouses Point closed in 2006.

The Clinton County Health Department will have to issue its own certificate of occupancy before the facility can become operational.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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