A prominent local builder on Wednesday said he’s willing to work with the town to create housing for seniors on a 3-acre residential lot at the edge of downtown New Canaan.
Representing a partnership that owns the property at Elm and Weed Streets, Arnold Karp of Karp Associates told members of the Town Council during their regular meeting that there’s been “some discussion about active adult senior housing and there are lots of committees who are discussing if it is a need in town.”
“This may be a once in 50- or 100-year opportunity to have a private developer work with the town and Waveny [LifeCare Network] and come up with additional senior housing choices,” Karp said during the meeting, held at Town Hall. “If it is the town’s will that they don’t want that, we are happy to do something else with the property. I bought it. I’ve owned it for four years. It’s currently rented.