a high-end retirement community with assisted living for the elderly in Greenport, has announced that construction on a $45 million expansion project will begin this December.
The expansion will feature 16 new private skilled nursing accommodations, including a common area with country kitchen, dining area, great room and activity area. A 16-suite memory support assisted living wing for those with cognitive impairment will be set in a similar neighborhood style.
The plans also include 46 residential apartments ranging in size from 750 to 1,100 square feet, expanded fitness facilities, new administrative support spaces and enhancements to the community’s educational amenities, including a technologically enhanced “smart” classroom.
The project was first proposed to the Southold Town Planning Board in Sept. of 2011 at $40 million and has since evolved to include more living space and a focus on state-of-the art design, according to Robert Syron, Peconic Landing president and CEO.
“There is such a demand for apartments so the plans are now to build 40 instead of 46,” he said. “And there will be a significant increase in amenities.”
Peconic Landing, located just outside of Greenport Village on the Long Island Sound, was established 10 years ago and currently has 250 residential units (109 cottages and 141 apartments), 26 enriched housing apartments (assisted living), and 44 skilled nursing accommodations and employs 200 people.
About 40 to 45 new jobs will be created with expanded facilities, making Peconic Landing one of the largest employers on the North Fork with almost 250 employees. Besides additional employment opportunities for growth, staff will have access to the fitness center and additional classes.
“The addition of roughly 50 new members brings not only fresh energy and active volunteerism to Peconic Landing and the community as a whole, but the newcomers will boost the local economy as they shop, eat, explore and enjoy all the recreation and culture this region offers,” Syron said.
The independent living addition will be attached to the existing community center, and the pool area will be renovated to provide greater access. Exercise facilities will be significantly increased, and a separate fitness room will be created for group exercise. A new front entrance to the healthcare center will be created along with a new lobby/reception area, training room and administrative space. Post-acute rehabilitation services will include upgraded physical and occupational therapies.
Syron said he expects that all phases of the expansion will start simultaneously, with construction of the memory care and skilled nursing additions anticipated to take 12 months, and the residential living addition – which includes underground resident parking – approximately 14 to 16 months.
For more information about Peconic Landing, visit www.PeconicLanding.org.
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