Detox center and dentist office complex plans advance in Peterborough

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 12/18/2020 11:37:28 AM
Modified: 12/18/2020 11:37:15 AM

Two construction projects slated for the area just southeast of the Route 101 and 202 intersection in Peterborough got moved along at Monday night’s Planning Board meeting. The Board extended the lapsed project approval for the 64-bed medical detox facility operated by Bridge Street Recovery at 25 and 30 Bridge Street, located behind the Peterborough Plaza off Route 101, and greenlighted a three-story multi-tenant building proposed for the lots on 104-108 Grove Street, which would house a dentist’s office and three apartments.

The Board first approved the detox facility in Aug. 2018, but construction was delayed as Bridge Street Recovery partners worked out financing and realized they’d need to upgrade their materials to meet building code for the institutional medical facility. “It’s literally like a little hospital,” partner Stephen Bryan said in September, intended to treat inpatients struggling with substance use disorders at the highest intensity of services. The original floor plan and room sizes and numbers would stay the same from the original proposal, but the original plans for wooden modular construction had to be upgraded to steel and other more fireproof materials, at a substantial increase in cost, he said. On Monday, engineer Jeff Kevan announced that Bridge Street Recovery was ready to start the project in the spring, and that it would involve a 10- to 12-month construction period. At the end of October, the company broke ground on a transitional housing and recovery center in Bennington that’s intended to serve clients who are 30 or more days into recovery.

Dr. Tae Kwon of Monadnock Perio and Implant Center attended Monday’s meeting, at which the Board formally approved the slightly revised plans for a building that would house his office as well as several residential apartments.

The site plan had been revised to minimize impervious surface after several Board members questioned the original 19-space lot as introduced in October, and the plan approved on Monday had 17 parking spots and a rain garden designed to take runoff from the parking lot.


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