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Putnam County Moves Forward On Butterfield Hospital Center Development

County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Todd Zwigard Architects has been awarded the contract to redesign the Lahey Pavilion.
County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that Todd Zwigard Architects has been awarded the contract to redesign the Lahey Pavilion. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

COLD SPRING, N.Y. -- The redevelopment of the former Butterfield Hospital Center is moving forward with a newly selected architectural firm.

Todd Zwigard Architects (TZA) has been awarded a contract to redesign the Lahey Pavilion, which will house a new, state-of-the-art senior center, according to Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell.

The firm is based in Skaneateles, N.Y., a town of more than 7,000 people in the Finger Lakes region southwest of Syracuse.

According to Odell, the first round of draft plans from TZA will be submitted to the county early next month. The county executive anticipates the Cold Spring Planning Board will give the project final approval next week during its June 23 meeting.

According to Odell, the newly designed senior center will allow seniors the option of using the county's bus service.

“Based on the productive work session at last Friday’s Cold Spring Planning Board meeting, we are anxiously looking forward to moving ahead on this long overdue project,” she said, adding that the group "collaboratively" established a resolution to address parking concerns at the site.

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