Adult care facility gets topped off and a new name
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown is celebrating a milestone achievement in the construction of its adult care facility project.
The hospital hosted a topping off ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony marks the moment when the highest point of building construction is done.
Guests at the ceremony were able to sign the beam that will be used at that high point.
The 168 bed facility, which was also officially named Samaritan Summit Village Tuesday, is expected to be wrapped up in February and designers say the vision is coming along perfectly.
"The building has come out of the ground and it has a very residential character to it. The scale of the building is wonderful. The materials are starting to go on and you can see the warmth of the brick," said Eric Enders of RLPS Architects.
"The approach that Samaritan has taken about making this a community project needs to be applauded. They are showcasing it and letting the community know how it's progressing. Most importantly, letting people know when they can start moving in," said State Assemblywoman Addie Russell.
As for that date, the hope is the first residents can unpack on April 1st.