Proposed front of the Allegro senior living complex at 1005, 1009, 1013 and 1017 South Church St. in Mount Laurel.

A controversial proposal to build a 170-unit senior living complex next to the Birchfield development will be considered by the Mount Laurel Zoning Board of Adjustment at a special meeting Wednesday night.

The plan was last before the board in March. Deliberation has been delayed until this week's special meeting. The virtual Zoom meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Click on this link to register to attend Wednesday night's Zoom zoning meeting.

Allegro Development Company Inc. proposes 96 units for independent living, 53 for assisted living and 21 for memory care on the 25.5-acre parcel that partly is the site of a closed garden center at 1017 South Church St. and adjacent lots.

The large complex is not a permitted use in the R-3 zone, which allows only single-family dwellings. The maximum building height is 2.5 stories, or 35 feet, and Allegro wants permission to build 4 stories, or 48 feet.

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Allegro map

The proposed project would front on South Church Street in Mount Laurel and border the Birchfield development and Laurel Acres Park.