City council approves rezoning for new Stockton facility

October 31, 2018 by  

A vacant piece of land along the Smith Canal was recently voted by the Stockton City Council to be rezoned to high-residential housing to, enabling the construction of an assisted living and memory care facility with 100 beds in the Country Club area.

The owner of the property, Tom Gotelli, commented that such a facility could benefit the community that has also supported it, as in the short term it would create construction jobs, followed by healthcare jobs in the long term. Many of the latter type of jobs might require business card printing to help the services of the facility.

Gotelli had tried to build individual family homes on the land but there was a requirement that each home be elevated 14.5 feet. The proposed new 4.3-acre facility would be better able to meet that requirement, as the first floor would become a parking garage and the second floor would be dedicated for living spaces.

There would be two buildings, each two stories in height. One would be a memory-care facility with 30 beds served by 20 employees, and the other would be an assisted living facility with 70 beds served by 30 employees. The center would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but visitors would be allowed between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.