The ShopRite plaza in New Paltz will soon be getting a new tenant, a branch of the statewide medical specialty group CareMount. Plaza representative John Joseph received approval for the necessary work at the New Paltz Town Planning Board meeting of April 22. That approval came in the form of amending the site plan to put in new windows, and extend the facade, around the eastern end of the building.
CareMount Medical is a physician-owned multi-specialty medical group which provides medical care, laboratory and radiological services in and immediately northward of New York City, stretching as far as Columbia County for coverage. According to the group’s own press, it’s the largest of its kind in the state. Services offered through the company include coordination of Medicare, patient portal including virtual visits and access to a wide variety of specialists in the same location. Some CareMount facilities are urgent care centers, but there’s no indication that’s what’s planned for the New Paltz location.
This is the latest in a series of steps intended to revitalize the ShopRite plaza. The controversial parking lot redesign was a required prerequisite to amending the site plan. That work, intended to bring the lot up to current safety standards, is still brought up by locals without prompting because the new configuration remains unpopular. It’s yet to be seen if any plans to update ShopRite itself will be brought to a Planning Board meeting.