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Senior Housing Community In Southport Gets Green Light To Go Forward

Maplewood Senior Living has received approval to develop a senior housing community in Southport.
Maplewood Senior Living has received approval to develop a senior housing community in Southport. Photo Credit: contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Maplewood Senior Living recently received site plan approval and a special permit to develop a 27-acre parcel of land in the heart of Southport from the Town Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Fairfield.

The development project will consist of a luxury, three-story, 98 unit assisted living and memory care community.

Nestled overlooking Mill Pond in the Mill Hill neighborhood adjacent to Mill Hill Elementary school, the property will be known as “Maplewood at Southport.”

The 92,000 square foot senior living community will be designed to evoke the tradition of the rambling Adirondack and coastal New England style resort hotels of the early 20th century.

“Maplewood has been waiting for the right opportunity to develop a project in the Southport-Fairfield area,” said Gregory D. Smith, president and CEO of Maplewood, which is based in Westport. “The combination of Maplewood’s reputation as a choice, luxury provider in senior living, along with the opportunity to secure such a prime site location makes this the perfect combination for successfully providing much needed services to local seniors. We look forward to serving the area’s seniors and their families for many years to come.”

The development will include amenities such as common areas with fireplaces, libraries, coffered lobbies, a timbered great room, gourmet display kitchens, a salon and spa.

Terraced gardens overlooking the five acre pond with views of the natural wildlife will be the focal point of the project.

The developer will also be incorporating public sidewalks along the perimeter of the project, as well as walking trails and seating areas in a 15-acre conservation area.

Residents will have an up-close view of Sherwood Mill Pond, including the surrounding 27-acre natural setting filled with a variety of wildlife, old-growth trees, flowering plants and meadows.

Stein-Troost of Norwalk is the architect of record, and LANDTECH Engineering is the civil engineering firm for the project.

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