The project consists of a proposal to construct a 40-unit Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) designed to serve seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or various forms of dementia. Proposed construction includes a two-story, 24,128 square foot building with a 2,210 square foot sub-level cellar for food storage, laundry and mechanical equipment. The first and second floors would be 8,581 and 13,337 net square feet, respectively. The project includes 20 on grade parking spaces, of which 16 are covered and 4 are uncovered. The existing structures on site consist of three houses (two of which are duplexes), two garages and one shed totaling 8,251 net square feet and are proposed to be demolished. There is an existing oak tree that is proposed to be preserved and included as part of the new site plan.
A total of 11,228 net square feet of floor area on the first and second floors would be dedicated to residential rooms, which range from 294 to 376 square feet in size. Each room would have a private sink, a studio living/bedroom area, and in most cases would share a bathroom with the adjacent room. Common amenities total 10,690 square feet, and include a commercial kitchen, dining area, wellness center, activity spaces, sunrooms, bathrooms and service areas. Individual units do not have kitchens or kitchenettes, and would not qualify as traditional “dwelling units.”
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