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Assisted Living, Cancer Center Approved for Trumbull

The town could get more than $300,000 in taxes from the facilities.

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.

Continuum

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.

PAT YACOVACCI November 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I GUESS YOU FOLKS WHO WANT THIS CANCER CTR, DO NOT LIVE ON UPPER PARK AVENUE AND ITS' SURROUNDING STREETS. IF YOU DID,YOU COULD FORSEE, MUCH MORE TRAFFIC AND NOISE FOR THE AREA. BETWEEN SACRED HEART AND YOU IN TRUMBULL, YOU HAVE RUINED A FINE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TURNED IT INTO A MESS. CARS SPEED BY AS WE GET OUR MAIL, STUDENTS MAKE NOISE INTO ALL HRS. OF THE NIGHT. MANY OF US ARE SENIOR CITIZENS AND HAVE LIVED HERE FOR YEARS. WHY DON'T YOU WALK IN OUR SHOES FOR A DAY, I GUESS $$$$$$ IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE.
Jim Flynn November 27, 2012 at 03:07 AM
It's those rowdy cancer patients and their nightly chemo parties! Those folks are just having a whale of a time Pat. Cancer...cancer...cancer....party....party...party!!!
Brian Jones November 29, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Brian Jones, Soory Pat I wish we didn't need keeping spending $$$$$ to fight cancer. In my family one perosn lost the battle and four others are survivors. We need to have best cancer center avaiable in Fairfield county. I pray every day that there will be a cure for cancer soon. This is a great location by RT 15.

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