Joe Robach Helps Seniors with Housing Development

On March 29th, Developers of a proposed senior living community on Island Cottage Road in Greece are holding a public information meeting.  The four-building complex is slated for 9 acres of land at 391-491 Island Cottage Road, and would be named Hunter’s Crossing in honor of 7-year-old Hunter Resch, a Paddy Hill Elementary School first-grader who was the victim of a murder-suicide.  Joe Robach, for years, has fought for seniors and believes there is still much work to do in the Town of Greece related to senior housing.

To make way for the flat-roof three-story apartment buildings, existing barns on the site would be razed.  The site, bisected by Round Creek, is bordered by Route 390 and Island Cottage Road, an office complex and a Lifetime Assistance facility. Giardino said plans call for two buildings on each side of the creek, walking paths and outdoor amenities for residents such as bocce courts, a putting green, a vineyard and a community garden. He said the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments would offer luxury appointments such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

To move forward, developers need to have the parcel of land rezoned to multifamily senior zoning, which generally restricts occupancy to age 55 and up.  The public meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at Mother of Sorrows, 5000 Mt. Read Boulevard.

Recently in the Town of Greece, development of another senior living community began.  The project is located on the corner of Latta Rd. and Long Pond Rd.  Joe Robach has constantly worked with Town of Greece officials to make sure this project moved forward for seniors.  Funding had fallen through for the past several years, until last year.  With funding secured the estimated grand opening is slated for Fall of 2014.  The project will have two entrances; one on Latta Rd. and one on Long Pond Rd