Senior housing being proposed at Scarborough’s former public safety building.

SCARBOROUGH — Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused some setbacks, Jack Soley, developer of the old Public Safety building site, said that the vision for a village atmosphere at the location is taking shape.

Soley told the Scarborough Town Council during a workshop on Jan. 26 that the former Public Safety Building on 246 U.S. Route 1 is to be repurposed to include a gym, grocer, community room, green space and bank, among other amenities.

Avesta Housing is proposing a 31-bedroom affordable senior housing facility on the site, and creating a campuswhere residents could access the businesses at a walking distance, Soley said.

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