Kendal on Hudson is a 222-unit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) set above the Hudson River on the Phelps Memorial Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Its sponsor, the Kendal Corporation, sought to establish a residential facility for seniors offering a “continuum of care” and a choice of living arrangements that included independent senior units, assisted-living apartments and skilled nursing facilities, all connected to a central community center.
Working with architects Perkins Eastman, DTS helped to cost-effectively site the facilities on the sloping property by stepping down the buildings in three directions and linking them with a series of enclosed bridges and pedestrian paths that connect to a riverfront promenade and the adjoining state park preserve. We also engineered the roadways, stormwater facilities and extensive utility infrastructure, and designed the gardens and open space areas enjoyed by the residents.
DTS coordinated with legal counsel to expand the provisions of the hospital’s zoning district to permit the construction of the CCRC, which complements and shares resources with Phelps. We also coordinated and managed the environmental review process, which included extensive public hearings on the environmental impact statement, and obtained local and state approvals for the project.