Beverwyck operates on a private pay model, and Miller said that a room in the greenhouse development would likely run $345 a day, which would include all meals, medicine, therapy, etc.
The proposal to amend the Beverwyck PDD will be before the Planning Board on Tuesday, Dec. 15. If the planning process goes smoothly, a May groundbreaking would be hoped for, with the facility being completed around this time next year. The cost of the development was estimated at $6 million.
Town Director of Economic Development and Planning Michael Morelli said that while the original plan was approved, the Planning Board must do a full review on the proposed amendment. Since the project is smaller, though, it might go faster.
"Obviously it's a new proposal from what was originally approved, but they have to look at any potential environmental impacts and the project as a whole," Morelli said. "If anything, this will have less impacts because it's a smaller scale project than what was approved."
Beverwyck opened in Slingerlands in 1993 with 85 beds. It now serves 220 residents in independent living and 45 residents in assisted living now.
Part of the impetus to pursue an expansion was to round out the campus's offerings, said Miller, to allow those residents progressing beyond an assisted living situation a place to go without having to leave the town.
"We wanted to make sure we could provide that here," Miller said. "It keeps Delmar residents in Delmar."