17 June 2008


Erickson Retirement Community has scheduled a presentation of their proposed development to be held at the Municipal Building multi-purpose room at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. This will be Erickson's second presentation - the first one was six weeks ago at the Days Inn and was for residents whose homes are located near the proposed complex off Hamilton Road.

Although I don't believe this presentation is part of the official approval process, it will be before the Planning Board, and will be open to all residents. I have also heard that preliminary plans for the development are at the Planning Office right now.

The 1500 unit development is interesting because it is something we do not already have in Hillsborough. For that reason alone it should be considered carefully. Hillsborough has a nursing home, and we have two assisted living facilities. We also have a 55 and over community and another on the way. Erickson, with its residents aged 75 and over, medical staff on site, retail, restaurant and service amenities on the property, and gated, self-sufficient (according to Erickson) community, doesn't properly fit into any of these categories.

I hope to be able to attend the presentation on June 26. Regardless - I will have a lot more to say about this development, and I know you will too!

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