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Crestmoore in New Windsor

June 25th, 2013

The New Windsor Planning Board declared its intent this month to serve as lead agency on a project to build a 138-bed, assisted-living facility on Windsor Highway.

The Crestmoore at New Windsor will offer long-term care for people suffering from memory disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. However, attorneys for the developer note, the facility is not considered to be senior housing.

“Anyone at any age can be put in a facility like this,” said attorney Michele Babcock, who appeared before the New Windsor Planning Board on behalf of The Pike Company this month.

Babcock provided more detail to the board about the project in February. “The facility provides 24-hour, on-site medical monitoring and personal care services which would include daily food service, case management services and development of individualized service plans for every resident,” she told the board.

The four-floor, 26,000-square-foot building will be located on the Duffers Hide-A-Way property, a golf and baseball recreation center. According to staff, the driving range is due to close for good at the end of the 2013 season. Town Engineer Mark Edsall confirmed the building would be torn down to make room for the new facility.

May Hill and Company are currently listed as owners of the 6.8-acre parcel. Project engineer Chuck May told the board the project applicant (The Pike Company) had already applied to purchase the property. The company is currently building other Crestmoore sites in Fishkill and Halfmoon, near Saratoga Springs.

Babcock said the developer would submit an environmental assessment form (EAF) to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Planning Board Chairman Jerry Argenio requested engineers add more details to plans to better depict landscaping and areas in front of the proposed building.

It was not immediately clear at the June 12 meeting where the building would be situated in relation to the adjacent golf and recreation center or when developers intend to begin construction.

The proposed facility is one of several projects for which developers have come before the Town Board or Planning Board in recent months. Others include the Colonial Gate/Covington Estates townhouse subdivision, the 272-unit Temple Hill Apartments complex, the nearby Patriot Bluff subdivision, and the 138-lot Apple Ridge subdivision proposed for Shaw Road.

The assisted-living facility is expected to provide the equivalent of 100 full-time jobs, along with 72 outdoor parking spaces.

By SHANTAL PARRIS RILEY
sriley@tcnewspapers.com

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