May 15, 2019 – The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) dismissed the appeal to the Town of Arnprior’s zoning bylaw amendment, which allows two Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) properties to become one lot in order to redevelop the Grove Nursing Home.
“This is formal recognition that the zoning bylaw amendment was the right thing to do,” said Walter Stack, Town of Arnprior Mayor. “The Town Council will continue to work with Arnprior Regional Health to see the successful completion of this project that will provide our community with additional capacity for long-term care closer to home.”
The LPAT determined there was no basis for appeal to the zoning bylaw amendment that now gives ARH approval to proceed with its next steps to extend and enlarge the existing nursing home facility.
“The LPAT ruling removes a significant barrier to beginning the redevelopment of the Grove,” said Eric Hanna, President and CEO, ARH. “We still have further approvals ahead of us but remain on schedule to break ground in fall 2019.”
With the LPAT decision made, ARH’s architects have begun to revise site plans to reflect modest revisions made since the original plans. Once completed, the site plans will be submitted to the Town of Arnprior for approval.
The Grove Nursing Home redevelopment will create a larger facility that will provide additional long-term care beds and seniors’ programming for the Arnprior community.
About Arnprior Regional Health
Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 105-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.
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