SHELTON: Foundation work is underway on a new Brightview Senior Living Community. The latest addition to Brightview’s assortment of communities is located at 30 Beard Sawmill Road. off Rte. 8. Brightview Senior Living Development chose PROCON of Manchester, N.H. as the architect and construction manager for the 168,000 square foot “continuum senior living community.”
The Shelton community is PROCON’s ninth collaboration with Brightview and the second to be located in Connecticut, in 2016, a 70,000 square foot Brightview on New Canaan in Norwalk was opened.. Shelton’s design features 161 apartments in a variety of styles and care options. The apartment choices include 87 independent living, 48 assisted living and 26 Wellspring Village apartment homes. Wellspring Village is a “specialized Brightview neighborhood designed to enhance the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”
PROCON’s vice president of architecture, Erik Anderson, said “he and his team made a concerted effort to design the community so that it would draw the residents outside.” He added “our intent was to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. We focused on bringing as much natural light as possible into the building through the use of cathedral ceilings, glazed walls, and dormers.”
Work began on the Shelton community in November, 2017 and it will open to residents in spring, 2019.