$45M Peconic Landing expansion to go up for hearing

05/02/2014 11:41 AM |
The entrance to Peconic Landing in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The entrance to Peconic Landing in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Peconic Landing’s planned $45 million expansion is among the proposals up for public hearing during Southold Town Planning Board’s work session Monday night.

The project — which was recently amended —which would add 46 senior apartments, 16 private skilled nursing accommodations and a 16-suite “memory care facility” for seniors with cognitive impairment.

Initially, the plans called for the L-shaped building to face a different direction. The updated proposal also includes designs for an expanded gym facility and a new art room, a spokesperson with Peconic Landing said Friday.

Monday night’s 6 p.m. hearing will give residents the chance to weigh in on the project, which is the largest expansion in the Greenport retirement community’s 11-year history.

Pending site plan approval, Peconic Landing will break ground on the project in July. The facility’s 144-acre campus currently has 250 residential units, 26 assisted living apartments and 44 skilled nursing accommodations.

Peconic Landing said plans for the new facility are necessary to meet residential demand. A spokesperson said the addition would be attached to the campus’ existing community center.

In October, Peconic Landing easily received approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals for a new three-story apartment wing that will include more than 75 units. ZBA approval was necessary because town code limits buildings to two stories and a basement.

The Planning Board’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room.