Clifton Park

Clifton Park Planning Board to hear plans for medical building

If approved, it would add to growing list of medical facilities in town
Architect's rendering of a proposed medical building for Route 9 in Clifton Park.
Architect's rendering of a proposed medical building for Route 9 in Clifton Park.

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CLIFTON PARK — Plans for a two-story medical building to be built on Route 9 will go to the town Planning Board on April 23, a project that, if approved, will add to the growing list of healthcare options in town.

The project, proposed by Albany-based developer Paulsen Development LLC., will be located at 1785 Route 9, approximately 3,000 feet south of the intersection of Farm to Market Road, according to site plans submitted to the Planning Poard.  

The company originally presented the idea to the board in December 2018 for initial feedback, but the April 23 meeting will be the first time the board has the opportunity to comment on detailed plans for the structure.

The medical center would be built on a parcel that measures just over four acres. At maximum height, the structure will be 30 feet tall and will measure a total of 40,000 square feet. Parking spots for 220 cars will be created, according to plans. About 3.25 acres of the site will be disturbed for the project.

The medical center would hook up to municipal water and sewer. Forty-five percent of the total acreage will be dedicated to green space.

Though the building will feature a patient drop-off area, it will not be built to accommodate overnight patients, according to the site plans.

Paulsen Development owns similar buildings in Albany on Everett Road.

If approved, the project will become one more option for Clifton Park resident who live in a town that, over the last few years, has developed a booming and diverse healthcare provider industry.

Ellis Medicine opened a medical center on Sitterly Road in town, and the board recently approved an expansion for that facility that will practically double the size of the building.

There is a St. Peter’s medical center on Tallow Wood Drive, in the middle of the busy town center, and Community Care Family Medicine exists on Route 9, directly next to where the new Paulsen building is proposed.

Planning Director John Scavo on Tuesday said that he expects the project will receive approval in the near future, but not at the April 23 meetings. Approval will be granted after the applicants address further official comments from the Planning Board, he said.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in Clifton Park’s Town Hall building.

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