Benchmark Senior Living's assisted living facility proposal will again be before the Pleasantville Board of Trustees Monday.
The company's proposal to build a "high-end" 87-unit assisted senior living facility on the currently vacant property—approximately four acres—adjacent to the United Methodist Church on Bedford Road, will require a zoning petition.
Residents living near the property spoke out against the proposal at a community meeting in November, saying the four-story, 87-unit building would disrupt the feel of the neighborhood.
The property is currently owned by the church. At the November meeting, UMC Board President Jack Purdy said the proposed use would be acceptable to the church. He also said the church needs to sell at least part of the property in order to continue help financing the church's operations.
In order to move forward, Benchmark will need to successfully petition for a zoning amendment to open a senior living facility in Pleasantville's current R-PO zone—a process anticipated to begin Monday.
The petition will need to be approved by both the village board and planning commission. The process will also include public hearings.
Monday's board of trustees meeting begins at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.
For further reading:
Pleasantville Neighbors Decry Assisted Living Proposal
Assisted Living Facility Proposed in Pleasantville