LOWELL | Developers behind a proposed nursing home and assisted living facility on the town's east end passed another hurdle Monday.
The Lowell Town Council agreed to the Board of Zoning Appeals' on Oct. 11 recommendation to allow Trilogy Group's proposed facility in a B-3 zone.
As presented, Trilogy Group intends to construct a 54,000-square-foot, one-story building on about 6 acres south of the Walgreen's at East Commercial Avenue and Burr Street. The developers are scheduled to go before the Plan Commission on Nov. 8 with engineering and a site plan.
Tom Trulley, of the Lowell Building Department, said Trilogy might break ground this year.
"They can get started now on public improvements at their own risk," he said.
In another matter, the council gave preliminary approval to ordinance changes that would allow Lowell Town Court Judge Karen Coulis to pursue the collection of outstanding fines and fees.
The council also recognized John Ammons, who served on the Lowell Police Commission from 2009 until his death recently.
Council President Phillip Kuiper, D-5th, called Ammons a "valued citizen who demonstrated his love for our community."