Intermediate care center pitched for Sandwich Road

Jun 9, 2021

An intermediate care center has been proposed for 238 and 240 Sandwich Road, near the intersection with Rte. 28 and next door to Upper Cape Realty.

The building would have a parking garage on the ground level, four floors of space for the center, and a solarium on top with access to a roof deck.

The Zoning Board of Appeals discussed the project at length with applicant Frederick Mannix and his lawyer, Jillian Morton, at a June 9 meeting.

Intermediate care centers are a use allowed by right, according to the town’s zoning maps. The project is before the board because the applicant is requesting two variances: a height variance to allow for a solarium and a setback request related to the location of a maintenance shed.

The solarium would be a space with large windows to allow patients or residents to enjoy the sunshine, with access to a roofdeck.

The board has not yet received a full set of plans for the site, so it’s unclear what the layout of the building’s interior will be.

Mannix plans include extensive landscaping, with trees that he said would eventually largely obscure the building from view. The proposed lighting was designed to minimize the impact on neighbors, Mannix said.

Board Chair Nazih Elkallassi said that Mannix should reach out to the state to discuss his plans for the entrance to the property from State Road (Rte. 6), which is a state-owned road. 

The hearing was continued to June 23. That meeting will be held in-person at the town’s Multiservice Center.