SYRACUSE -- A site plan for an assisted living facility, which could house up to 30 patients, has been given the green light.
City leaders voted Tuesday to approve the Phase 1 site plan for the Syracuse Assisted Living Facility at about 2063 West and 1900 South on Lot 4 of the Rampton Medical Plaza Subdivision. The vote was unanimous.
Officials hope the project will be ready to open in late summer or fall 2012.
Parking concerns dominated discussion around the site plan before the vote was taken. Only 10 parking spots are outlined in the facility plan, and Mayor Jamie Nagle worried that might be too few.
"I want to make sure it doesn't become an enforcement problem and a bad-neighbor issue," Nagle said of parking.
Developer Mark Flinders insisted the parking would accommodate the needs of staff and patients at the facility. He said the facility would employ up to six during the day.
Flinders noted that parking accommodations are most noticeable on three holidays a year -- at a time when neighboring businesses would normally be closed.
The city's planning commission voted in August to recommend the site plan.