Grove nursing home LPAT appeal dismissed

ARNPRIOR – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) victory at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) means it can now move forward on plans to renovate the Grove Nursing Home.

LPAT dismissed the appeal to the Town of Arnprior’s zoning bylaw amendment, which allows two ARH properties to become one lot in order to redevelop the Grove Nursing Home.

“This is formal recognition that the zoning bylaw amendment was the right thing to do,” Arnprior Mayor Walter Stack said.  “The town council will continue to work with Arnprior Regional Health to see the successful completion of this project that will provide our community with additional capacity for long-term care closer to home.”

The LPAT determined there was no basis for appeal to the zoning bylaw amendment that now gives ARH approval to proceed with its next steps to extend and enlarge the existing nursing home facility.

“The LPAT ruling removes a significant barrier to beginning the redevelopment of the Grove,” said ARH CEO Eric Hanna. “We still have further approvals ahead of us but remain on schedule to break ground in fall 2019.”

With the LPAT decision made, ARH’s architects have begun to revise site plans to reflect modest revisions made since the original plans. Once completed, the site plans will be submitted to the Town of Arnprior for approval.

The Grove Nursing Home redevelopment will create a larger facility that will provide additional long-term care beds and seniors’ programming for the Arnprior community.