Residents living in the Trailside Village condominium complex on Todd Street will no longer have to worry about being out of zoning compliance due to the fact that a planned assisted living facility was never build.
Back in the mid-2000 the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the 56 units for adults 55 and older at the Todd Street property that intersects Whitney Avenue in Mount Carmel. The approval for the high-density development that would not normally be allowed there was based on the fact that it included the assisted living component.
But the developer never built it, and went bankrupt before even finishing the living units — building only 46 of the 56 approved. The developer then lost the development rights to the site.
And now, those living in the complex say they don’t want an assisted living complex there, that it doesn’t fit in with the community that has been created by the development. So they applied to the Planning and Zoning Commission last week to remove that condition of approval.