Residential care facility coming to upper Stoney Creek
Hamilton politicians have approved a proposal that will see the construction of a residential care facility on Upper Mount Albion Road in Stoney Creek.
The plan involves the construction of a six-unit residential care facility for people with brain injuries or strokes that would accommodate up to 42 clients at 26 Mount Albion Rd. within the Trinity West Secondary Plan.
“I think this is a great idea,” said Stoney Creek Coun. Doug Conley, who represents the area that will host the facility. “I’m glad it’s coming to my ward.”
The planning committee approved the draft Official Plan amendment and zoning bylaw amendment. Council approved the recommendation at its meeting last week.
There is a single house and a shed on the 1.19-hectare property, which is located on the east side of Upper Mount Albion between Highland and Rymal roads. The house will remain at the site.
Connect Communities, which is behind the development, proposes to have seven individuals within the six units, which will have a kitchen, eating area and lounge space. Support staff will live on site and there will be from six to about 30 staff available. There are expected to be nine parking spaces for residents and visitors, and another 35 spaces for staff. Connect Communities officials say the facility should be open in the fall of 2018.
City staff has indicated Upper Mount Albion Road will need to be widened to accommodate the surrounding traffic. There is a cul-desac at the end of Upper Mount Albion.