Assisted living, Alzheimer's care unit proposed for Salem
Board members were generally receptive to plans for the three-story, 73,000-square-foot building, but several members said they were concerned about a lack of parking at the facility.
The proposal would sit on three parcels on Sally Sweets Way, according to project engineer David Jordan of MHF Design.
The LCB Senior Living proposal includes 84 units for 90 residents, split between assisted living units and Alzheimer's care units. Jordan said the assisted care and Alzheimer's care units would be kept separate.
Parking was the biggest issue in the initial discussions about the proposal. The developers are looking for a conditional use permit for 60 parking spaces, about half of the number required under the town's zoning regulations.
However, several Planning Board members stated there are issues with parking at other assisted-care facilities in the town and that the senior center, which has a reputation for inadequate parking, sits across from the proposed development.
Several board members said they were afraid that if there was inadequate parking, visitors and employees would either attempt to park at the senior center or along the street.
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