BERLIN, Vt. — The Berlin Development Review Board has approved zoning applications for 98 units of senior housing, the first project of its kind in Berlin, designed to include independent, assisted living and memory care under one roof.
Dousevicz, a developer of over 500 units of senior housing throughout Vermont, and Heidenberg Properties Group, the owners of the Berlin Mall and approximately 3 million square feet of retail properties, are partnering to develop the community adjacent to the Berlin Mall.
“Our vision is to create a vibrant town center where people of all ages live, work and play in a way that embraces community and celebrates life in Central Vermont, and this seniors housing project perfectly fits with this plan,” says Ken Simon, vice president of real estate for Heidenberg Properties Group.
The site is served by public transit, water and sewer, and is accessible to Central Vermont Medical Center, physicians, a grocery store and a wide assortment of retail. Planet Fitness offers an exercise facility, and Passumpsic Savings Bank offers a financial products and services.
This project is an important step towards realizing the Town’s goal of creating a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly town center, as expressed in the town plan adopted by Berlin’s residents this summer, according to the developers.