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Greenburgh Town Board Seeks Public Input On Assisted Living Complex

Sprainbrook Nursery currently stands in the proposed location for an assisted living complex.
Sprainbrook Nursery currently stands in the proposed location for an assisted living complex. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Town Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 11, regarding the environmental review process associated with a special permit application submitted by Shelbourne Senior Living, for a property at 448 Underhill Road.

The proposal consists of the elimination of the Sprainbrook Nursery and the construction of a four story, 80-unit, 70,000 sq.-ft. assisted living facility building, with off-street parking, landscaping and related amenities.

Approvals needed include Special Permit – Town Board; Area Variances – Zoning Board of Appeals; Site Plan, Steep Slope and Watercourse Permit – Planing Board.

Some of the benefits associated with the project include providing long time senior citizens who live in Edgemont/Ardsley and surrounding areas to age in place; providing families with a chance to encourage elderly family members who need assisted living services to move close to them; lowering the intensity of the use at the site; proposed infrastructure improvements; tax revenue, at full capacity, over a 10 year period. Shelbourne is projected to generate approximately $5 million in total property taxes – which would include $3 million to the Edgemont School District $500,000 to the Greenville Fire District and $900,000 to the town.

An assisted living facility would enable the Edgemont School District to raise significant revenues with no additional school children. If the property is sold to a developer of homes the school district will have additional expenses educating the children who go to the schools.

Some of the noted concerns people have raised regarding the assisted living facility proposal that will be reviewed by the Town Board include impacts related to the projected calls for emergency services, allowing a large building to be built at this location, delivery times and traffic issues, and the impacts of the proposal to surrounding properties. Email and attend the public hearing to learn more or give input.

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