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Westport firm plans senior project in Fairfield

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An artist's rendering of a proposed senior housing community near Mill Hill Elementary School.

A Westport developer wants to build a senior-housing community in the Southport section of Fairfield.

Maplewood Senior Living has proposed developing what it described as a "luxury, three-story, 98-unit traditional assisted-living and memory-care community" on a 27-acre parcel north of Interstate 95, near Mill Hill School.

Maplewood announced its plans in a news release, but company officials were not available for further comment.

The 92,000-square-foot development would "evoke the tradition of the rambling Adirondack and coastal New England grand resort hotels of the early 20th century," developers said in the news release.

Common areas in the project, which would be called Maplewood at Southport, would include libraries, lobbies, a great room, gourmet kitchens and spas.

According to the 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.

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