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The Fremont Seeks Approval For Assisted Living Facility

By James Hanson, Community Free Press

During Springfield City Council’s Oct. 17 meeting, council members heard first reading on a bill to allow the Fremont to build an onsite assisted living facility.

The Fremont is an independent living community for people age 55 and older, located at 1520 E. Bates St. It features villa-style apartments and a three-story apartment building.

The Fremont is seeking an amendment to its Planned Development to add a two-story, 50-unit building to serve as an assisted living facility.

He said The Fremont is a retirement community with several married couples residing there, and that there have been three occasions since he became the director in March, when one spouse suffered medical problems and had to go to a rehab facility, away from his or her spouse.

“When you withdraw one from that unit it really causes a lot of problems,” Sellars said. This would just make their aging in place so much better.”

There was no other public comment and council will vote on the request during its Oct. 31 meeting.

From Community Free Press
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