Roswell neighbors push back on proposed senior living project

An Alabama builder’s presentation and rezoning request to build a luxury senior living community in Roswell did not get approval from City Council on Monday, but the developer will get another opportunity to convince officials on Nov. 29.

City Council deferred voting on the rezoning saying they need more information, and developer Grovont Partners must address nearby residents’ concerns about the project. Questions have been raised on the size of the project, traffic safety and plans for the flow of sewage from the site.

Grovont Partners wants to construct a 275,000-square-foot residential building on 13 acres of land at 12740 and 12770 Arnold Mill Road. The luxury facility would include independent and assisted living along with memory care support. Grovont is requesting to rezone the properties from agriculture to neighborhood mixed-use.

“The deferral ensured the opportunity to receive broad community feedback,” Councilwoman Christine Hall said Wednesday. “We want to hear from everyone on this important decision.”

Grovont is planning a private high-end senior living facility with spa, massage and salon services, lounges, multiple dining options and more for over 200 residents averaging in age from 80 to 85.

The property is on a curve between Etris and Cagle Roads. Councilman Marcelo Zapata and nearby neighbors opposing the project, saying they worry about the safety of senior citizens, staff and visitors who would be driving in and out of the development.