The former Guida's Dairy on Reservoir Avenue will become assisted living and cancer treatment is coming to 5520 Park Ave.
Construction on both could begin within two years. "We're anxious to get started," said Attorney John Fallon, representing the assisted living facility.
The Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved the two buildings, which received mixed reviews from the public at hearings Nov. 14.
Planning and Development Director Jamie Bratt praised the assisted living facility, to be built by the Continuum company.
"It would create new living options for seniors," she said. The application also met Trumbull Zoning regulations and would not hurt surrounding property values, Bratt said.
Commission members Fred Garrity and Tony Silber said the facility should have sidewalks going around the property for residents and their visitors to walk.
A bus shelter should also be built, according to the commission. Continuum officials said many of the facility's employees would be taking public transportation.
Commission Vice Chairwoman Arlyne Fox cast the lone vote against the project, saying it doesn't belong in Trumbull.
The facility adds to assisted living facilities Middlebrook Farms, also on Reservoir Avenue, and Spring Meadows, on Route 25.
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5520 Park Ave.
The cancer treatment facility joins other medical facilities at 5520 Park Ave., which borders on Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton and the Merritt Parkway. It is an extension of Bridgeport Hospital.
The applicant, RDR 5520 LLC, has said the facility will have four operating rooms and two GI suites and a walkway connecting the parking garage to the surgery center. It will also have a healing garden.
Neighbors objected to the height of the 45-foot building, saying it should not be built in a residential area.
The design also calls for changing the rotary near the Merritt Parkway, which is pending before the state.
Garrity said the facility fits in with the area, which already has condominiums and schools (Sacred Heart University).
"This will definitely be an enhancement for Trumbull and the area," he said.
Chairman Tony Chory said the building will be properly screened. Construction could begin in two years.