Salem planners OK 84-unit assisted living center
The public hearing Tuesday night had been continued from April, when some board members had questions about parking and traffic issues associated with the site plan at 6 Sally Sweets Way.
On Tuesday, the board granted a conditional use permit for parking at the facility. Under town zoning, 99 parking spaces would be required for a project the scope of the LCB facility.
However, board members were swayed by a study from the town’s independent traffic engineer stating the 89 proposed spaces would be more than enough for the proposed facility.
“I don’t think we should look at this plan and encompass another plan into it,” said board member Ronald Belanger. “It should be on its own merits and not about where they will put walkways and designated parking spaces for the senior center.”
The three-story, 72,000-square-foot building itself would be residential in nature and in keeping with the historical style of the Town Center zoning district within in which the majority of the property sits.
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