New Hope Reviews Senior Living Facility Proposal
The New Hope Planning Commission recommended approval Tuesday night of a zoning change that would allow plans for a new senior living facility to move forward.
Hampton Senior Care is proposing a 21,390-square-foot building at the corner of Winnetka and 32nd Avenues near the Crystal border. The project called Suite Living Senior Care of New Hope would consist of 32 private suites, 20 of which would be assisted living units and the rest devoted to memory care. The project would help with one of the city’s goals of increasing its senior housing supply.
The site is currently zoned for industrial uses. That would change to a “R5, single and physical disability residential housing” classification. Land would be replatted as well. One parcel would get created for the senior facility. The recently opened CubeSmart self storage facility to the south of the site would get its own separate parcel.
The New Hope City Council will have to approve the zoning change to allow the project to proceed. It will take up the matter at its June 24 meeting.
Final approval may not happen until late fall because the project requires a comprehensive plan amendment, which needs Metropolitan Council approval. That process could take several months.