Vienna residents voiced support for new plans for Sunrise Senior Living Facility to use the spot of an approved mixed-use development to the town’s Planning Commission.
At last night’s meeting, locals praised Sunrise for listening to and incorporating feedback from residents for its plans.
Now, Sunrise wants Vienna officials to approve its tweaks to the approved building designs and use at 380 Maple Avenue.
Representatives from Sunrise said that they want to make “minimal changes” to the previously approved building design for 380 Maple Avenue, adding that they are mindful of the location as a “gateway to the town.”
The majority of the roughly half of a dozen people who testified at the public hearing said they support the project, but do have lingering concerns about cut-thru traffic on Wade Hampton Drive.
Most of the discussion at the meeting focused on whether or not adding time-restrictions to the road would address the issue.
“I really do appreciate the look of the building,” resident C. John Pott told the commissioners before echoing concerns about traffic and safety.
By the end of the meeting, the Planning Commission indicated support for the new plans. The proposal now heads to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Town Council for consideration.
If the changes are approved by the Town Council, a Sunrise representative said that the facility would take 20-24 months to build.
Three images via Sunrise; map via Google Maps
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