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Claremont Couple Take Steps To Build Seniors Community

In Claremont, members of the city’s zoning board are being asked to waive ordinances that prohibit the construction of a proposed independent senior living community on Washington Street. According to the Eagle Times, the zoning board is scheduled to review the application April 4, at the request of Wayne and Jean McCutcheon.

The couple have said they hope to construct 66 senior condominium units on 18 acres on land they own at 492 Washington Street.

An additional .2 adjacent acres would be acquired through annexation, which was approved by the planning board Monday night. Each unit – designed for independent individuals 55 and older – would feature one- and two-bedroom apartments with living, dining and bathrooms.

The McCutcheon’s are asking the city for a variance from rules governing permitted uses within residential zones, as well as lot sizes. Wayne McCutcheon, who works locally as a surveyor, bought the 492 Washington Street property in 1969.

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