A Westport-based business wants to open a senior housing community adjacent to Mill Hill School.
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" and calls for the restoration of the Mill Pond dam area, according to a release from Maplewood Senior Living.
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."
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 and a timber entrance bridge.