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Phase 1 Construction Complete On Fairfield Native Tom Grape’s ‘Sturges Ridge’ Senior Living Community

Benchmark Senior Living is pleased to announce the completion of Phase I of construction for Sturges Ridge of Fairfield, a three-level, 85,000 square foot, state-of-the art assisted living and memory care community located in Fairfield, Conn., on property between the Carolton Nursing Home and Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Benchmark, founded by Fairfield native Tom Grape, is a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast. The property, at 400 Mill Plain Road, will be the first assisted living community in Fairfield and is slated for completion in September 2018.

“This project is very personal to me,” says Grape, Benchmark’s Chairman and CEO. “We are bringing the first assisted living community to the town where I was raised. Benchmark’s attention to quality and our commitment to creating meaningful connections will be extremely important to the fabric of this special community. Sturges Ridge of Fairfield will allow local seniors requiring assistance as they age to stay in a town they love as much as I do, and they can even live next door to neighbors they’ve known for years!”

Key construction milestones of Phase I include the completion of the foundation and steel framing, as well as the installation of utility connections from the access road. A gathering of town officials, community leaders, Benchmark associates and residents from neighboring Benchmark communities will gather on the property at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, to celebrate the building’s progress and recognize the work of companies and individuals involved in the development.

When completed, Sturges Ridge of Fairfield will have 88 total units: a mix of 68 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments with access to assisted services and 20 apartments uniquely designed for those seeking 24/7 access to memory and cognitive stimulation services. Additional property features will include convenient underground parking and a rooftop patio. Apartments on the top level will have “luxury box” views of Fairfield Ludlowe High School football games!