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Developer to detail plans for Southport assisted-living complex Thursday

Published 10:41 am, Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • A neighborhood presentation on a proposal to construct a residential complex for senior citizens in the Mill Hill section of town will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pequot Library. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    A neighborhood presentation on a proposal to construct a residential complex for senior citizens in the Mill Hill section of town will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pequot Library. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Plans to develop a residential complex for older adults on a Southport tract adjacent to Mill Hill School will be detailed for neighbors by the applicant at a forum set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave.

The project is proposed for a 27-acre parcel, and would consist of a "luxury, three-story, 98-unit traditional assisted-living and memory-care community," according to the developer, Maplewood Senior Living, based in Westport. The proposal also calls for the restoration of the Mill Pond dam area, according to the developer.

Applications to either the town's Inland Wetlands Commission or the Town Plan and Zoning Commission have not yet been submitted.

The 92,000-square-foot development "will evoke the tradition of the rambling Adirondack and coastal New England grand resort hotels of the early 20th century," according to the company's release announcing the plan.

Common areas in the project, which would be called Maplewood at Southport, include libraries, lobbies, a great room, gourmet kitchens and spas.

According to their release, Maplewood Senior Living is working with the Aspetuck Land Trust to preserve a "substantial" portion of the property for recreation, with walking trails and educational opportunities for the use by the public. There will also be terraced gardens overlooking the 5-acre pond.