The approved plans on Tuesday night at its board meeting for the Denton Green Apartments to add 1,152 square feet and become more compliant with American with Disabilities Act guidelines.
The addition to the senior, low-income housing will include a new elevator, which will be the second elevator in the apartment complex, and a lobby. There will also be another curb cut made on Denton Avenue to help emergency personnel better access Denton Green Apartments’ residents.
Brian Cunningham, a lawyer with Cunningham & Cunningham who was representing the applicant, explained that the building’s current design does not include an elevator that can fit a gurney.
Daughtry Carstarphen, the architect of building’s new plan with the firm Edelman Sultan Knox Wood added that if someone needs CPR then they have to be carried down the stairs.
The complex’s new driveway will also only be accessible for ADA-compliant vans and emergency personnel.
Castarphen noted that these changes and additions are slated to be completed in about a year.
Before the town board approved the addition, Supervisor Jon Kaiman added a condition that the historical tax issue needs to be settled.