The Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change and site plan application submitted by Senior Living Development, LLC on Wednesday evening, September 22, 2021, clearing the way for a 340-unit senior housing development on the former United Healthcare site at 48 Monroe Turnpike. The development will include active adult, independent living, assisted living, and memory care units. The 17.6-acre site has been vacant since 2015 and was purchased by the developer in 2018.
The plan will provide a continuum of housing and related services for the 55+ population. In addition to creating over 200 temporary construction jobs and approximately 65 permanent jobs, the complex, once fully built, will reap over $2,000,000 in new tax revenue annually to Trumbull.
“This project is a win, win, win, for Trumbull. It will utilize a vacant and underperforming property in town. It will provide additional housing options to help keep residents in town. It will provide new jobs and new tax revenue to Trumbull. The area businesses, including medical offices, restaurants, and other retail establishments, will benefit from the new residents in the area. We appreciate the investment Senior Living Development is making. They have been extremely thoughtful in their design,” stated First Selectman Vicki Tesoro.
It has been a three-year process to get to this point, which included a zone change, an appeal, wetlands approval, and this new zone change and site plan approval. Senior Living Development is currently interviewing providers to joint venture the project and hopes to begin construction next year.