As older Mainers look to “age well,” many retirement communities are offering on-trend housing amenities such as electric car charging stations, fitness rooms and Wi-Fi.
A new proposal in Bar Harbor is building on that trend with a retirement community that would include physician offices and 50 independent-living units.
The Bar Harbor Planning Board conducted a sketch plan review of the proposal at a recent virtual meeting.
Called “Harbor Lights Retirement Community,” the project is proposed for a 59-acre parcel in Hulls Cove, a village on Bar Harbor’s outskirts.
The proposal seeks to develop an 18.7-acre portion of the parcel.
The development would consist of a central building with 28 units ranging in size from 750 to 2,000 square feet, along with medical offices.
Arrayed nearby would be residential duplexes,…