Silver Maple Recovery Rehabilitation Facility Comes to Perry Township
PERRY TWP. – A new health center is planned for the northwest area of Perry Township which aims to help drug and alcohol dependent men.
The Perry Zoning Board recently granted a conditional use zoning permit to the owners of Sprenger Heath Care Systems, which plans to repurpose two existing buildings and open the Silver Maple Recovery in late spring.
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An assisted living facility, or retirement home, is to be converted into a detoxification and rehabilitation center for drug addicts and alcoholics. The new campus will consist of two side-by-side buildings at 205 and 207 Rohr Ave. NW, home to about 40 customers, according to Amy Sanfilippo, vice president of acquisitions and development for Sprenger Health Care.
Silver Maple also operates an addiction treatment center in Lorain.
Perry zoning inspector Jeff Whytsell said renovations to the site could take up to a year. New staff must be transferred to the company after the improvements made to the building.
Building upgrades will consist of “finishing works” and “new furniture”, Sanfilippo added.
A resident near the planned Silver Maple treatment and detox center said there were safety, maintenance and safety issues among neighbors related to Silver Maple’s future clientele, as well as a possible decline in the value of their home. The resident did not want to be named publicly.
Whytsell said about half a dozen township residents attended Perry’s zoning meeting last week, with two people speaking out against the new facility. Concerns have been raised about building maintenance and how new customers will be tracked.
Silver Maple will have 24-hour on-site staff and 24-hour video camera surveillance to help keep the community safe, Sanfilippo said. There will be 40 workers employed in the new factory.
Residents were also concerned about increased traffic on Rohr Avenue, Whytsell said, noting that Sprenger is required to properly maintain the property and ensure patrons are properly supervised in accordance with the conditional permit.