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City Council to Discuss Sunrise Detox Center

The White Plains Common Council will consider a special permit submitted by representatives from Sunrise Detox to open a medically monitored drug and alcohol detoxification facility at 37 Dekalb Ave.

The White Plains Common Council will discuss Sunrise Detox's application for a special permit allowing for a short term detox facility on Dekalb Ave. during tonight's business meeting.

The 33-bed facility has been met with resistance from neighbors who are concerned about potential spikes in crime in the neighborhood. They are concerned that people who check in to the facility are able to leave at any time, allowing them to walk into a neighborhood filled with school bus stops and with a high population of senior citizens.

The facility would provide short term treatment to people battling substance abuse. Sunrise Detox is not a court-ordered facility and the average client visit would be about 5.7 days, according to Sunrise Detox's application.

If approved, the facility would take over the site of the Nathan Miller Center for Nursing Care, which shut down more than a year ago.

Click here for more details on the proposal.

Other Agenda Items:

  • The council will consider Elizabeth Cheteny's appointment to commissioner of planning.
  • A public hearing will be held regarding Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement in relation to the City's proposed opened space recreational district.

Click here to view the full agenda.

The White Plains Common Council will meet in the council chambers Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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