The Saratoga County IDA has scheduled three public hearings on the hospital's application. All will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the following locations: 8 a.m. at Wilton Town Hall; 8:45 a.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Hall; and 9:45 a.m. at Malta Town Hall.
Saratoga Hospital has also closed on its purchase of the BondLyn Meadows horse farm off Exit 12 of the Northway. The hospital used an $8.5 million bank loan to buy the 145-acre property, said Foster. Tentative plans for the site have included a nursing home and assisted-living facility, an urgent care center and perhaps even another hospital.
"We would need a zoning change; it's zoned for agriculture now and would have to be changed to health care," Foster said.