Our Lady of Mercy Life Center

Albany County Nursing Home

Baptist Health Retirement Community

Valley Health Services – Senior Living Community

Woodland Pond at New Paltz

Our Lady of Mercy Life Center

Guilderland, NY

Chazen provided construction documents for site improvements, and topographic and utility survey for St. Peter’s Health Partner, Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, a short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facility.

Albany County Nursing Home

Town of Colonie, NY

Chazen is currently working with Albany County on renovations and additions to the Albany County Nursing Home located off Albany Shaker Road in the Town of Colonie. The proposed improvements include construction of the eight new additions, new courtyards, covered walkways, emergency access lane, expanded parking, utility relocation, and new stormwater treatment practices. Chazen was retained to provide a variety of services including boundary and topographic survey, existing utility markout, environmental assessment (SEQRA), wetlands delineation and regulatory negotiation, water, sewer, and storm utility relocation, stormwater treatment design, and construction phase SWPPP compliance inspections.

The stormwater treatment design included the utilization of an infiltration basin to meet runoff reduction requirements and recharge the local aquifer. Another key aspect of this project was the determination of no nexus between an on-site wetland, which will be impacted to construct this project, and the nearby Shaker Creek. This determination ensured that the proposed impacts to the on-site wetland would not constitute impacts to waters of the United States.

Baptist Health Retirement Community

Glenville, NY

Chazen provided full design, engineering, ecological, environmental, landscape architecture, planning, and construction administration services for the Baptist Health Retirement Community located in the Town of Glenville, New York. The Baptist Health Retirement Community is a master planned development based on the fundamental design principal of a “village style’ community for active and cared-for seniors. A mix of housing types, commercial areas, green spaces, and sidewalks creates a charming and socially engaging community. This multi-phased master planned community includes a three story 126 unit assisted living center, a three story 120-unit independent living center, 36 independent living townhouse style cottages, 21 greenhouse style nursing homes, and a community center with an adult day care center. In addition, this development includes retail and commercial components such as one (1) 3,850 SF single story retail building, one (1) 3,000 SF single story bank with a drive thru, and one (1) two story building that consists of 16,375 SF of office space and 3,575 SF of retail space. The overall project will be broken into five phases, resulting in an ultimate build out in approximately ten years. The Chazen design team utilized their talents in sustainable and open space planning to avoid wetland resources, maximized buffer areas, and preserved habitat by restricting site disturbance areas and maximizing open space.

Valley Health Services – Senior Living Community

Herkimer, NY

Valley Residential is a 220-acre, master planned senior living community, offering a mix of housing types and care options, residential amenities and green spaces in a charming country setting – centered around the concept of creating a socially engaging community. Phase 1 of the Senior Living Community was comprised of a 48-bed assisted living facility, maintenance barn, and supporting water, sewer and infrastructure systems.

Chazen provided civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, environmental and planning services from initial programming to construction closeout. Chazen also assisted Valley Health in the preparation of supporting documents for NYSDOH Certificate of Need (CON), HUD and HEAL funding applications.

Woodland Pond at New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

Chazen provided full design, engineering, ecological, environmental, landscape architecture, planning, survey, and construction administration services for the Woodland Pond at New Paltz which is a continuing care retirement community in the Village of New Paltz. The community includes 167-independent living apartment units, 24-independent living cottage units, 60-enriched housing units, 20-dementia living units, 40-skilled nursing units, community center, swimming pool, recreation center, library, café, banking facility, conference rooms, office and maintenance facilities, three dining facilities, outdoor dining facilities, common courtyard garden space with pond and waterfall feature, outdoor recreational facilities, and walking path to the Millbrook Preserve. Chazen designed a sustainable development to create a cluster development for the 357,000-square foot community. The site design avoided wetland resources, maximized buffer areas, and preserved habitat by restricting site disturbance areas and maximizing open space. Out of the 91 acres of land owned by the project sponsor, 56-acres were placed in a conservation easement to the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.