Plans for Cheektowaga's fourth assisted-living residence for senior citizens are scheduled for airing twice Wednesday, as the project enters the town's site-plan review pipeline.
Peregrine Development Co. of Syracuse is planning the 100-unit facility at 575 Cayuga Creek Road, the current location of Chapter 150, Disabled American Veterans, whose plans are uncertain.
The project is to be reviewed at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday by the Cheektowaga Environmental Advisory Committee. At 6 p.m., neighbors are invited to a meeting in the Disabled American Veterans building, where Peregrine will show renderings and give a presentation, said town Council Member Thomas M. Johnson Jr.
Assisted- or "enriched-living" residences are for senior citizens who, although not ill, need help with some daily activities, such as bathing and dressing.
Peregrine is one of three developers that have submitted plans to convert the landmark St. Mary of the Angels Motherhouse in neighboring Amherst to other uses. The Syracuse company's proposal in Amherst also involves assisted-living apartments.
Johnson said representatives of the Disabled American Veterans chapter told him they will relocate or possibly arrange to hold their meetings in the senior citizens facility when it is built.
Cheektowaga currently has three other assisted-living residences -- on French Road, Old Union Road and William Street, not far from the Cayuga Creek Road site.
Johnson said the developer is moving forward with engineering, archaeological-resource and drainage studies.
The property is correctly zoned for the use envisioned, he added. More than six acres of the 9.2-acre site will be left undisturbed, Johnson said, noting the presence of state and federal wetlands. "We're moving the building as far forward on the site as possible to avoid the flood plain," he said.
The two-story building will total about 85,000 square feet and have parking for 50 cars, according to plans.