If all goes well for the company planning to build it, a multi-use building will go up on land next to Lillabelle Lake in Cochrane. It’s primarily a long term care centre with 268 beds for people between Kapuskasing and Timmins. Noranheim Holdings of Mississauga tells the municipality it will also offer commercial and medical services to the region.
A delegation to town council by Noranheim Holdings outlined the plan for a rural area, on Glackmeyer Dr., next to Lillabelle Lake.
“The proposal looks at positioning a six-storey long term care facility, which would be 268 long term care beds,” said architect Atif Aqueel, who was part of the delegation. The facility is proposed to be organized so there is access off of Glackmeyer Dr.”
Noranheim says it does not anticipate problems filling 200 to 300 jobswith full health services and a commercial component.
If the long term care ministry does not approve the full complement of 268 beds the top two storeys would be affordable apartments for seniors.
Recapping a delegation to town council, Mayor Peter Politis says it will be on the so-called “old Lodge” property, next to Cochrane Air.
*LTC Cochrane 2 “The building is six storeys with 268 beds and warious medical services. You’re looking at targeting the region in terms of providing services and long term care services as well.”
There is no municipal infrastructure serving the site, but Politis says the facility could transition to it once development in the area catches up.
Noranheim also needs a height exemption for the six storeys, because of its proximity to the airport.
If the long term care ministry does not approve the full complement of 268 beds, the top two storeys would be affordable apartments for seniors.