FAIRHAVEN - The Stratford Capital Group's plans to build affordable senior housing in Fairhaven is moving ahead after an informational hearing before the town's Board of Appeals Tuesday evening.

The group plans to build 63 units for individuals aged 62 and above at the former Oxford Elementary School.

Ten double units will be placed in the renovated old Oxford building while 53 single units will be placed in a newly built, three-story building replacing the brick school building.

Town departments are providing comments on the initial project plans and will continue throughout the project, as well as a grant-funded consultant assisting the board.

"We're working hand in hand and I think it's going to be a good thing for the town," said board chairman Peter DeTerra after the meeting.

A representative from Stratford Group declined to comment until the group assesses recommendations from the town and its departments.

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