Assisted living facility in the planning stages

fm assisted livingTrident Development to build 70-unit building near Church of St. Michael

An assisted-living facility took a big step toward being a reality in Farmington on Monday night.

Trident Development is planning to build a three-story, 70-unit assisted-living building on 4.2 acres near the Church of St. Michael south of 220th Street West and east of Denmark Avenue. The facility also includes plans for a 22-unit memory care wing.

The construction company is in negotiations with St. Michael officials for purchasing the lot south of the church. The property’s driveway would connect with St. Michael.

Scott O’Brien, co-owner of Trident Development, said they’ve had a good partnerships with churches in the past.

A representative with St. Michael spoke at the Planning Commission meeting earlier this month and said they had a list of people who can’t wait until it’s complete.

Trident Development has built assisted-living buildings in Chaska, Edina, Shakopee and North St. Paul. It also recently built the Remington Cove Apartments in along the intersection of Galaxie Avenue and Founders Lane in Apple Valley.

“We’ve had extensive experience developing projects such as this in lots of different locations and environments,” said Roger Fink, Trident senior vice president.

Tealwood Care Centers would operate the facility once it is built.

Zoning for the site’s land was changed from low density residential to high density residential on Monday.

Construction is likely to begin in 2016 and be complete by 2017.