The office of our City Council Member Leslie Pool received the following report from Code Compliance this morning (June 17) about the facility at 8007 Burnet Rd. According to her staff, Council Member Pool will review carefully and will likely have follow-up questions for staff.
Update from Code:
8007 Burnet was a Nursing Home facility that was remodeled in 2002 to create a community care service.
Currently used as a congregate living facility called Zoe’s Safe Place and does have proper certificate of occupancy and meets zoning requirements.
CONGREGATE LIVING use is the use of a site for the provision of 24 hour supervision and assisted living for more than 15 residents not needing regular medical attention. This use includes personal care homes for the physically impaired, mentally retarded, developmentally disabled, or persons 60 years of age or older, basic child care homes, maternity homes, and emergency shelters for victims of crime, abuse, or neglect.
- Facility currently houses 40 tenants
- Tenants take care of themselves
- Curfew is 11pm on weekdays and Midnight on weekends; not enforced by staff. Occupants are free to come and go as they please otherwise.
- Tenants administer their own medication
- Outside nurses not associated with the staff of Zoe’s Place visit the facility monthly to assist certain tenants with medications and needs
- The facility has all records of tenants medical history
- The facility is staffed 24 hours with 2 staff members
- Some of the tenants appear to be mentally and/or physically disabled.
- The facility has a chef running the kitchen for tenants meal preparation
- The facility does offer shuttle services for the occupants
- Zoe’s Place has obtained a valid certificate of occupancy for congregate living from the Planning and Zoning Department.
- Zoe’s Place does not rent rooms for one night stays, the minimum stays average about 30 days.