Peconic Landing expansion approved by Planning Board

On Monday, the Southold Town Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan application to expand the Peconic Landing lifecare community in Greenport.

The $45 million expansion will be the largest in the center’s 11-year history. The project will add 46 senior apartments in a new, 87,500-square-foot apartment building on the property, 16 private skilled nursing accommodations and a 16-suite “memory care facility” for seniors with cognitive impairment in a new 35,500-square-foot nursing home. The plan also calls for a parking garage and parking lot reconfiguration.

Peconic Landing held a ceremonial groundbreaking in September and will acquire building permits next to get started.

“We have come a long way and are close to breaking ground for construction in the next several weeks,” Peconic Landing spokesman Bob Syron said after the vote. “Peconic Landing is grateful for the assistance and support we have received through this application process. We look forward to the project being completed and the benefits it will have for our members as well as the positive economic impact it will have on the greater community.”

Officials previously said they hoped the project would be completed by January 2016. But after some delays, Mr. Syron said that target has been pushed to the first quarter of 2016. A special meeting to vote on the site plan was originally scheduled for Sept. 29 but was pushed back to Monday.

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With Cyndi Murray