Developers told to fix assisted-living plans
Developers of a proposed 41-room senior assisted living residence on Heggen Street received a setback from the City Council May 3.
Architect Matt Frisbie, who appeared at the council meeting for Comforts of Home Assisted Living, was told there were too many concerns with plans for the facility that still needed to be addressed to grant a conditional use permit for it.
Council President Scot O'Malley referred to six issues identified by the city's engineering firm, BRA Associates, that he said hadn't been taken care of, including storm water drainage and water main size.
"I don't think this is completely baked," O'Malley said of the proposal.
Frisbie said the issues were being addressed.
The council, nevertheless, on a unanimous voice vote denied the conditional use permit. The developers were advised to return to the council with their request after the technical issues were resolved.
Other development business
In other matters, the City Council:
"We don't want to get into the role of developer, and all of a sudden spend all day separating the pepper from the fly specks," O'Malley said.
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