Northern Tasmania may welcome a $15 million new retirement village in Prospect named Reed Estate.
A development application to build 65 new independent living units and a community centre at 320 and 334 Westbury Road, Prospect has been lodged with the Meander Valley Council.
The estate is proposed by Respect, which operates five aged care and retirement facilities in Tasmania, including Tyler Village, which has 75 beds and eight independent living units, at the same location.
The proposed three-stage Reed Estate includes 65 independent living units and a community centre, with three large multi-purpose rooms for resident meetings, functions, catering, games, library, office, hall or entertainment uses.
Forty units will be two bedroom with a study and a single garage, 13 will be two bedroom with a study and a double garage and 12 will be three bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe and a double garage.
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It's proposed the first stage will include 19 units and the community centre, followed by 21 units in the second stage and 25 units in the third stage.
A traffic impact assessment found it would generate an estimated 134 vehicle movements per day, which would not significantly impact surrounding roads.
The Respect board said, in a statement, it proposed naming the facility Reed Estate to honour Henry Reed, for his connection to the city and in assisting the Salvation Army's creation, which ran the site's other care facility Tyler Village from 1974 to 2006.
At 20 he sailed from England and went on to become a landowner, shipowner, merchant and philanthropist in Launceston.
The development application is available for public comment until April 9.
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