Assisted living home seeks OK

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Representatives from BK at Lake Success LLC said Monday that they are looking to use the architecture of Long Island as a jumping off point for a proposed 80-unit assisted living center in the Village of Lake Success.

“We’re looking at some of the turn of the century mansions,” project architect Steve Ruiz said at a meeting of the Village of Lake Success Board of Trustees. 

Ruiz made a brief presentation to the village board, giving trustees a layout plan of what the building would look like. Ruiz said the building will feature large windows a nautical theme. 

According to the building plans, the property will have two courtyards as well, with protected areas for memory care residents so they cannot wander off. 

Trustees first heard a proposal from BK at Lake Success in September to build the assisted living home on the north service road of the Long Island Expressway. The home would house seniors suffering from mental disabilities such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The 2.6 acre property would border the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School to the east and the academy’s parking lot to the north.

The trustees directed BK at Lake Success officials to appear before the village planning board for consultation. 

Jason Horowitz, a legal representative for BK at Lake Success, said the planning board only acts in an advisory capacity to project, and BK Success is ultimately looking for approval from the trustees. 

Horowitz said he expected the board to decide on the application at one of its upcoming meetings. 

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