The owner of the Stuper property, in the Town of Purcellville, along with the contract purchaser – Buckeye Development – hosted a presentation and public input meeting at the Carver Center, Monday February 27, on a senior living community being proposed for the 20-acre property along N. Maple Avenue and Hirst Road. The meeting was attended by approximately 40 residents, along with Purcellville’s Mayor Kwasi Fraser and several Council Members. The proposal includes active adult housing, continuing care, memory care, adult day care, medical care, and other potential complementary uses.
Jeff Lessans of Bucheye Development discussed possible apartments for ages 55 and older. He also discussed an assisted living center to include a memory care facility, an adult day care facility, and a possible child care facility.
Affordability was a main concern of the attendees, and the opinion that there is a need for something like this in Purcellville. Residents have to go to Ashburn, Winchester, or beyond for assisted living facilities.
Lessans said he was just in the early stages of the proposal, and he is open to more community input along the way. It was noted other Buckeye representatives that this type of proposal would not generate as much traffic as other uses. Also, it would not add to the impact on the schools, and would contribute to a community need.
“We are excited to meet and work with the Town of Purcellville’s citizens to gain input into our proposal for this land. We strongly believe in and promote community involvement during the land planning process to ensure we are addressing the community’s needs and concerns prior to filing a development application with the Town. Our goal is to provide a quality senior living community that not only provides housing, but the opportunity for its residents and their families to have access to complementary services. However, it is important to us that the community is equally excited, and supports our proposal,” said Ed Smariga, Buckeye’s principal.
For more information contact Linda Erbs at Linda@lauercommercial.com or 703-850-3641.