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Saratoga Hospital to unveil expansion plan

Saratoga Hospital officials will unveil plans this week for a two-story administration building on M

Saratoga Hospital officials will unveil plans this week for a two-story administration building on Myrtle Street on land near the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club.

This will be one of several expansions and improvements the hospital has made to its Church Street facilities in the past few years.

Two years ago the hospital opened a $30 million emergency department expansion and less than a year ago cut the ribbon on its $3.6 million orthopedic center and renovation of the hospital’s nursing home wing.

Site plans on file with the Saratoga Springs Planning Department show the proposed administration building could be as large as 40,000 square feet.

The administration building will allow the hospital to relocate administrative staff currently working at locations on High Rock Avenue in Saratoga Springs and in the Northway Exit 15 area.

The administration building proposal required the hospital to exchange a small amount of property with the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club and alter some property lines.

The proposed new building also required the city to approve changes in the hospital’s planned unit development for the Church Street-Myrtle Street area. The PUD is a rezoning to accommodate the hospital’s projects and expansion over the past decade. The City Council approved the PUD changes and property line changes earlier this year.

The Saratoga County Planning Board reviewed the hospital’s plans at its May 19 meeting and recommended they be approved.

Kate Maynard, the city’s principal planner, said on Monday that the hospital is seeking site plan approval for the administration building. The building will be located near the northwest corner of the hospital’s large Myrtle Street parking lot.

The LA Group of Saratoga Springs will present the site plans at Wednesday’s meeting of the Planning Board in City Hall.

The review will include the building as well as parking and green space associated with the project. Bonacio Construction of Saratoga Springs is listed as the company that will build the building. Re4orm Architecture of Schenectady designed the building.

Hospital officials said Monday that they preferred not to discuss details of the building until after this week’s Planning Board meeting.

Saratoga Hospital also has satellite facilities including Wilton Medical Arts and the Saratoga Surgery Center on Route 50 in Wilton and Malta Medical Arts on Route 9 in Malta. Hospital-associated primary care is also available at Galway Family Health, Saratoga Family Health and Schuylervile Family Health.

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