Assisted Living Facility Could Replace Former West Orange Catering Hall

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Proposed assisted living facility in West Orange.

Nearly four years after the last wedding was held in a suburban Essex County catering hall, a plan to construct an assisted living facility in its place could be approved.


During its meeting on Thursday, June 10, the Zoning Board of Adjustment in West Orange is scheduled to hear an application by CSH Development, LLC involving the old Atrium Country Club site at 609-611 Eagle Rock Avenue in the Pleasantdale area.

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Site of proposed development: 609-611 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange.

The company is looking to clear much of the site in order to develop a three-story complex with 100 beds, 63 assisted living units, 22 memory care units, two outdoor courtyards, and more, according to a May 28 report by West Orange Planning Director Paul Grygiel.

Ten percent of the beds would reportedly need to be reserved for people eligible for Medicaid.

“These Medicaid-reserved beds qualify as affordable units per the applicable regulations, meaning the Township would receive credits for ten affordable units if this development is approved and constructed,” Grygiel wrote.

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A three-story complex with 100 beds, 63 assisted living units, 22 memory care units, plus two outdoor courtyards is proposed.

Application materials associate Capitol Seniors Housing of Washington, D.C., with this project.

WPIX-TV reported in 2017 that the Atrium Country Club shut down “abruptly.” In the time since, although signage for the business remained, fencing was installed to keep potential visitors out of the property’s parking lot.

The meeting on Thursday is scheduled to begin virtually at 8:00 p.m.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.

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  1. Because it’s still frowned upon to say ‘rent’ or low or middle income apartments. They couldn’t sell condos for enough to recoup cost. And, no one ever cares about old people living in their community. So.. it’s an easy money grab. It’s like high income rentals without the stigma.

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