City of Fitchburg

A 130-unit senior housing project is one step closer to breaking ground behind Fitchburg’s SuperTarget.

The Common Council approved a rezoning at its May 28 meeting for the 8-acre property to build a three-story, 180,000 square foot building on Fitchrona Road.

The approval was for the general implementation plan, the second of three steps in the development process. A representative for Cameron General Contractors told the council it would be back for the final step, the specific implementation plan, in June.

The application calls for construction to begin in April 2020, with completion scheduled for April 2022.

If the project opens as planned, it would be operated by Resort Lifestyle Communities, including amenities such as a library, chapel, beauty salon, recreation facilities and valet parking.

The center is expected to employ 25 people, according to the application.