ZBA decision on Calverton addiction research facility postponed

01/23/2014 9:07 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A concept map of the facility shows the layout of where patients would sleep on site.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A concept map of the facility shows the layout of where patients would sleep on site. Developers said they’d need zoning relief for housing and evaluation, making up 36 percent of the site.

At the request of the developers, a Zoning Board of Appeals decision on zoning exemptions for a proposed $10 million addiction research and treatment facility at the Enterprise Park at Calverton has been pushed back to next month.

The Calverton Addiction Research Education: New York facility — abbreviated to CARE: NY — would include a 34-acre campus and feature 41,000 square feet of housing, 20,000 square feet of offices and 15,000 square feet of indoor recreation space for a gymnasium and a pool, project officials told the board in November.

Those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction would receive personalized treatment at CARE: NY, which would develop new treatment techniques based on research, developers said. The center would also host lectures and seminars on addiction treatment.

The center would be built just north of River Road and just west of Connecticut Avenue, on property currently owned by Jan Burman.

No more than 130 people would be staying at the facility, which would include private security and would not be affiliated with the criminal justice system as a way for convicts to receive lesser sentences, the attorney for the developers, Vincent Messina, said last year.

The center’s founders need zoning exemptions mainly for the housing component of the research facility, which makes up 36 percent of the project, according to a layout of the facility. 

The ZBA adjourned the proposed center’s case to Feb. 13.

psquire@timesreview.com