"We're moving forward."  That's the message from the Executive Director of the Kelberman Center, Dr. Robert Myers, speaking on the Keeler Show regarding the Sunset Avenue project planned for South Utica. Myers appeared on Keeler along with Kelberman Board Member Dr. Stephen Eadline, of Slocum Dickson.

The inclusive project, which has received resistance from residents in the Sunset Avenue neighborhood, will rebuild at the site of the old Sunset School to house 48 apartments for employed residents and 12 for autistic people with special needs. The facility will also house offices for the Kelberman Center.

Recently, despite calls by residents to make the project smaller, Utica Common Council attorney Anthony Garramone advised council members that the statute of limitations that would allow them to revise the plans, had expired. Council members told WIBX that while the law might be changed for future projects, they were resolved to allow this project to move forward without resistance.

Myers said the new residence will be a positive addition to the neighborhood and he's confident that people who will live in the building will serve as great neighbors to the people who already live there.

Listen to the interview on Keeler: