Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The resolution and conditions imposed on the board's acceptance of CHCC's residential development were finalized Monday night, moving the process on to the Hawthorne Board of Adjustment.
The Wyckoff Zoning Board unanimously finalized its resolution approving the Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) Vista Project Monday night, putting the process in the hands of the Hawthorne Zoning Board after two years of hearings before the Wyckoff body. The conditions imposed on the project’s acceptance vary little from those attached to the initial approval in March, board attorney John A. Spizziri said, except for making language on some of the conditions more explicit to address the board’s concerns, a process he is working on completing now. Debate at the Monday meeting centered on whether the board would allow CHCC to complete the project in phases. CHCC had requested staggering the construction process, leaving 49 of the project's …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
American Heart Association CPR Anytime program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in the CHCC Auditorium.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The board OK'd the senior living facility but tacked on more than 50 stipulations to the already much-amended application.
Tuesday, March 5
The Christian Health Care Center came one step closer to realizing its plan to build a 199-unit senior living facility Monday when the Wyckoff Zoning Board unanimously granted a number of variances — and tacked on stipulations — to the Wyckoff-based health care business. The Vista project, which looks much different than it did in 2010, was approved with a laundry list of more than 50 caveats enumerated by the board. Among them were stipulations that the Vista has a minimum age requirement and each unit house no more than two people, the inclusion of suggestions from various township officials, performance guarantees, landscaping maintenance guarantees, construction-time air quality controls, and affordable housing requirements. The most …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Wyckoff Zoning Board Chairman Jerry Lombardo has instructed zoners and the public to be prepared for a final vote in this long-debated land use hearing.
Monday, March 4
Monday night's Wyckoff Zoning Board meeting could decide the fate of the Christian Health Care Center's Vista application after more than two years of hearings before the land use board, substantial changes to original plans and countless hours invested by attorneys, the public and zoning board officials. Chairman Jerry Lombardo told a packed township courtroom last month that his board intended to vote on the hotly disputed expansion plan Monday night. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., on Monday, March 4, in Wyckoff Memorial Town Hall. Since the project first cleared the Design Review Board and Shade Tree Commission nearly 3 years ago the project has undergone numerous changes, among them, a reduction in size and scope of the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wyckoff Planning Board expects a final vote on the Vista project on March 4.
Christian Health Care officials cast a new plan before the Wyckoff Zoning Board Tuesday that would eliminate construction of additional entrance to the 199-unit senior housing facility. The latest revision to the application came on the heels of concerns vocalized by board officials and a citizen opposition group, both of which believed the driveway entrance proposed for the intersection of Sicomac and Cedar Hill avenues could negatively impact commuters and local businesses. Christian Health Care Center Engineer Kenneth Karle presented the amended plan, which rehabilitates an existing road down the middle of the CHCC campus. It's the same road, but "requires quite a bit of new construction," Karle said. The road, "which intersects almost…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Wyckoff Zoning Board, Christian Health Care Center and SAVE Wyckoff will meet again following weeks without public hearing.
Monday, February 11
The public hearing on the controversial Vista project wil resume Tuesday after a month-long hiatus. A number of issues still remain in contention for the Wyckoff Zoning Board and SAVE Wyckoff, a neighborhood activist group, and thus the Christian Health Care Center. Primary amongst those lingering concerns are what to do with the Sicomac and Cedar Hill avenue intersection that was originially slated to be "improved" via state mandate following the installation of a CHCC entrance ramp nearby. Based on previous testimony, it's likely that CHCC officials will simply remove the additional planned entryway and divert potential traffic to existing entrances in an effort to alleviate this concern. Another major sticking point for the board over …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hertenstein is the Utilization Review Director at CHCC’s Ramapo Ridge
Psychiatric Hospital in Wyckoff.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The program offers inpatient hospice care for end-of-life patients when home-based hospice care is not an option.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon to commemorate a venture between The Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff and Valley Hospice, a division of Valley Home Care. The Valley Hospice program offers a specialized inpatient hospice unit for end-of-life patients for whom home-based hospice care is not an option, according to CHCC Marketing Director Melanie Anthony. A designated nursing unit at CHCC offers patients compassionate round-the-clock care by a team of Valley Hospice and CHCC caregivers, she said. The ceremony was held at the entrance of the unit and was attended by local dignitaries, including Congressman Scott Garrett and Wyckoff Mayor Christopher DePhillips and CHCC President and CEO Doug Struyk. “I want to thank …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Representatives of the Christian Health Care Center were asked to address a number of issues prior to a final board review.
A highly-anticipated vote on the Christian Health Care Center Vista application was pushed back after township zoners and the Wyckoff fire chief Wednesday bucked a decision by the project's designers to use cheaper building components for the proposed senior living facility. Original plans provided by CHCC officials had called for the complex to be constructed with "non-combustible materials," but following the downsizing of the project last month that changed. In an Oct. 19 memo obtained by Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch, Christian Health Care Center Engineer Kenneth Karle intimates that cost control had been behind the applicant's decision to sidestep the more pricey non-combustible materials. "We have studied the wood-frame construction…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A vote by Wyckoff zoners scheduled for Tuesday night will likely decide what will become of the long-deliberated "Vista" project
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The future of the Christian Health Care Center Vista project may be decided at a Wyckoff Zoning Board meeting Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. It is widely expected that the seventeenth hearing for the application to build a senior housing facility on existing CHCC property would find zoners forced to choose whether or not to green light the application. At a zoning board meeting in October CHCC representatives presented a vision of a revised and reduced plan for the Vista project. The building's footprint was shrunk by approximately 30,000 square feet, the number of housing units there decreased from 258 to 199, and an entire wing had been sheared off plans, a CHCC engineer said of the plan at the October meeting. CHCC CEO and President Doug …