Haverhill Nursing Home Owner Seeks 90 Units of Housing

Wingate Healthcare location in Haverhill. (File photograph.)

Photo: Wingate at Haverhill, 190 North Ave.

A proposed 90-unit congregate care housing complex off North Avenue, expected to go to a public hearing later this fall, is before the Haverhill City Council.

On Tuesday, the council will be asked to schedule a public hearing on November 18 for a petition by Continental Wingate Development Company, Needham. The developer is seeking a special permit to construct a two-story building to house 46 assisted living units, 20 supportive independent living units and 24 memory care units.

The company is affiliated with Wingate Health which locally owns skilled nursing homes Wingate at Haverhill, 190 North Ave., and Wingate at Andover, 80 Andover St., Andover. The company is operated by Scott and Gerald Schuster.

The proposed congregate care complex would be located on a portion of an approximately eight-acre lot off North Avenue, owned by the McGirr Family Trust. The Haverhill City Council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.