State College

Nursing home proposed for State College

A nursing home has been proposed for the under-development parcel of land near Fox Hill and Bernel roads in State College.

According to plans submitted to Patton Township in December, the proposed 40-bed, 20,400-square-foot facility would be adjacent to the planned Nittany Valley Sports Centre along Bernel Road. Patton Township Manager Doug Erickson said a zoning change is needed to include nursing homes as a permitted use before construction can begin. He said the township is also discussing the inclusion of self-storage units as a permitted use in the area.

The site, an about 60-acre tract of land, is located in a Planned Airport District.

“It is in the early stages,” said Nicole Harter, Patton Township’s public works secretary. “There’s a process where they have to go through because they need to add the nursing home as a use within the PAD. So that has to go through a public hearing.”

Plans that go through a public hearing process typically take two to three months, Harter said. Public hearings are held at the same time as board of supervisors meetings.

The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association coordinated with Dave Kurtz to move of a 1869 freight warehouse from the Bellefonte Waterfront Development District to Talleyrand Park April 18, 2016. The building will eventually be made into a k

Roger Van Scyoc: 814-231-4698, @rogervanscy