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Proposal pending to build detox center in Greenport

Jan 28, 2020 1:15 pm
Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Greenport Planning Board will hold two public hearings January 28, on two projects: the first a proposed apartment complex to be located on Joslen Boulevard, and the second proposal a 20-bed, medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization facility to be built at Merle Avenue and Route 66. The facility would serve patients locally in Columbia and Greene counties. The structure would measure 10,600 square feet and be located across Route 66 from The Falls apartment complex, and a day care center, and near the Questar III BOCES Educational Center. Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell said the county has been working with Greene County officials to develop an opioid response plan, and the proposed Greenport facility will help fulfill one of the needs outlined in the plan. “What ultimately happens with the project will be up to the local government to decide,” Murell said. “But we have identified a detox and rehab facility as something we need in Columbia County, and now Greene County.” The project has received preliminary approval from the state Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. Patients will typically stay at the facility anywhere from 1 day to 7 days, with most patients staying an average of 4 days. If approved, the center would open 9 months to a year from now. The apartment project to be discussed during the first hearing calls for the construction of three 12-unit and two 10-unit apartments for a 56-unit complex at 540 Joslen Boulevard. The public hearings will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 28, in the Greenport town office building at 600 Town Hall Drive in Greenport. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.