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Release Date: January 29, 2008

TONIGHTS MEETING ON E HARTSDALE AVE WILL BE HELD AT 119 E Hartsdale Ave. Major topic: Our efforts to restore cybermobile library service, Sunday library hours. Meeting had previously been scheduled for 80 E Hartsdale Ave.

PRESENTATION & UPDATE ON LIBRARY—YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED! : Library expansion—Town Board meeting, Wednesday evening February 13. Questions that are submitted to the townboard@greenburghny.com in writing on or before February 6th will be answered at the meeting during the presentation.


The following letter was received today.

Sunrise Assisted Living, the premier national provider of quality senior living residences, would like to meet with your Board to discuss its interest in locating a facility in the Town of Greenburgh. Sunrise has located a site off of Route 119, where, we respectfully submit, both its and the Town’s needs would be well served. Perhaps most obviously, Sunrise would help the Town address its increasing need for quality senior housing. With over 25 years of experience, Sunrise prides itself in its expertise in providing dignified, nurturing environments for the elderly. To champion the quality of life for all seniors has been Sunrise’s mission since 1981. Sunrise operates more than 420 senior living communities throughout the world. The average Sunrise Senior Living Community contains 80 to 84 assisted living units and common facilities. We invite the Board to visit Sunrise’s Web site at www.sunriseseniorliving.com and to visit any of Sunrise’s existing facilities in Westchester County to learn more. The Sunrise project would yield significant tax revenue for the Town, and Sunrise looks forward to discussing with the Board other potential amenities it could offer. The benefits of the Sunrise project would come with minimal environmental impacts. Sunrise would create an attractive Victorian Style Grand Manor building with residential characteristics and a landscape to enhance aesthetic appeal. Sunrise’s landscaping usually exceeds that which is required by most municipalities, including a network of walkways and gardens to provide therapeutic and leisure areas for the residents. Sunrise has the flexibility to adapt its design to fit into any development or community and they pride themselves on the level of quality that they design and build. Notably, the grade of the Old White Plains Road property would make the Sunrise facility barely visible from nearby residences. The average age for a Sunrise resident is 85 years old, and since most of the residents do not drive, the parking ratio is very low (0.5 spaces per unit). Low traffic impacts, zero impact on schools, and the attractive design of the building’s interior and exterior, combined with beautiful landscaping and amenities provided to the seniors make Sunrise an attractive project to both the community and the municipality. Sunrise’s use of the site would be a marked improvement over other possible alternatives under the present zoning. Sunrise is anxious to engage the Town in the planning process as soon as possible.

A few years ago Sunrise had expressed interest in building assisted living at the old Town Hall, next to the library. The library objected to part of the site being used by Sunrise for assisted living and requested that the old town hall site be used for parking at the library. Sunrise withdrew their application.


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