NEW IDEA IN FAIR HAVEN: SENIOR HOUSING

fh-colonial-courtThe project would extend from the cul-de-sac at Colonial Court west to Hance Avenue. Below, a suggested floor plan for a “cottage” envisioned on the site. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

senior-housing-fhFair Haven may get its first senior housing community if a local builder can convince borough leaders to change current zoning laws.

Little Silver-based home builder Kevin Hughes, of K.M. Hughes, has been testing the idea of building age-restricted homes on little more than an acre spanning Hance Avenue and Colonial Court, a cul-de-sac off Smith Street.

Hughes wants borough officials to create an overlay zone — which allows for higher densities — in the residential area. And so far, they’ve been receptive.

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