One Naperville retirement community is hoping to add a nursing home to its facility. At this week’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, representatives from Monarch Landing on Route 59 and Ferry Road pitched their case to build a 124-bed assisted living and skilled nursing facility just northwest of the current gated retirement community.
Monarch Landing had originally stated its case at the June 6 Plan Commission meeting, but the hearing was pushed forward to the July 5 meeting in order to commission a traffic study. Plan commissioners expressed concerns about limited access to the facility from Route 59 for both visitors and emergency vehicles.
But after nearly an hour of discussion, the commission passed the development unanimously. Commissioner Patricia Gustin was adamant about Naperville’s demand for this type of facility.
“We need that,” Gustin said. “We need this type of service here in the community and it’s good to see something’s going in there. I’m a little bit worried about the traffic pattern but as long as you get the (Naperville) Fire Department’s blessing on it and they’re comfortable with it you know I’m comfortable with it.”
The next step in the process for Monarch Landing is getting approval from the City Council.
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