August 10, 2020
The past several months have been an unprecedented time for our country, and we hope that your family has remained safe and well. During this time, The Osborn has been working hard to protect and serve our residents and staff. At the same time, we continue to plan for The Osborn’s future ability to meet the changing needs of our residents. As part of this plan, we are requesting a zoning text amendment from the City of Rye.
Our last building project was completed nearly 25 years ago, and since then the senior living market has changed significantly. Our existing zoning limits our ability to add new buildings and amenities, which puts The Osborn in a difficult position to adapt to the current marketplace. The requested zoning text amendment would allow us the flexibility to construct new buildings to replace or modernize facilities on our campus, while maintaining its landscaped character and protecting the interests of the surrounding community.
The zoning text amendment is part of our efforts to ensure The Osborn’s future success and continued support for the City of Rye and its residents through our tax payments and community programs. We began our application for the zoning text amendment in 2018, and the application is now pending before the Rye City Council.
In the coming weeks, we will be hosting virtual conversations with our neighbors to discuss any questions you may have about the zoning text amendment request. We have scheduled the following dates and times for these virtual conversations:
For additional information about the application and the virtual conversations, please visit www.theosborn.org/zoning. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enclosed is a summary of The Osborn’s history as well as some responses to preliminary questions relating to the zoning text amendment.
We welcome your involvement and look forward to talking with you soon.
Matthew G. Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer