A rendering of the nursing home.
A long-awaited meeting that will help determine the construction process for a new 20-story nursing home on 97th street is set for Tuesday night.
Jewish Home Lifecare, now on 106th street, is preparing to build a new nursing home starting next year, and some locals have cautioned that the site is contaminated with lead and has other problems. This meeting will help set the guidelines for an environmental impact study of the site, which sits right next to PS 163. The meeting is at PS 163, 163 West 97t street, at 6:30 p.m. No JHL at PWV, a group that has criticized the plan, has more about how to get involved and what sort of action has already occurred:
“Because of the community’s sustained activism, and with the help of various elected officials, JHL has been compelled to submit a study that will look at a list of 23 potential environmental impacts on PS 163 and the surrounding neighborhood both during and after construction, e.g., lead or other contaminants in the soil, traffic, noise, shadows, quality of life, safety, etc.
A State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) of JHL’s proposed development is underway and one of the first steps is a public scoping meeting to present the Draft Scoping Document.
The purpose of the NYSDOH meeting is for the community to learn about and then comment on the scope of the environmental impact review that JHL must complete before potential construction can begin.”