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New assisted living housing proposed

December 7, 2018 GMT

A three-story assisted living facility with 116 units, some for people with dementia, is being proposed by a California company for land near Dupont Hospital.

The development’s address is 10101 Dupont Circle Drive West. In an application filed with the Department of Planning Services, the proposed facility is described as a mix of apartment-style units for people who can live independently but need some assistance.

Pat Hess, a Fort Wayne attorney representing the developer, said the company from Trabuco Canyon near Los Angeles has done similar projects in other areas of the nation, although not under the name being used for this project, 10101 Dupont Circle LLC.

He said the developer has ties with the owner of the local land, listed as the Gary A. Fudge Trust.

Sought from the Fort Wayne Plan Commission is approval of a primary development plan for the approximately 4.5-acre site and a waiver for the height of the building, which will be 48 feet. Application documents state its height is similar to that of the hospital, which rises 45 feet.


The property has commercial zoning for professional offices and personal services, so no rezoning will be required, according to application.

The units will include studios for dementia patients. The other assisted living units include studios and one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

No cost is listed for the development.

A public hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in Room 35 of Citizens Square, 201 E. Berry St.