welcomes first residents
The first phase of Thomaston Valley Village, a residential complex
for seniors 55 and older on Reynolds Bridge Road, is finally open.
Plymouth developer Timothy Bobroske said he received a certificate
of occupancy from the town’s building inspector last Friday and
residents started moving in Saturday. Tenants are already
committed for 18 of the 22 units, he said.
Among the first to move in were David and Gloria Goodwin, who had
been living in a condominium in Torrington while waiting three years
for a unit to open up in Bobroske’s Canterbury Village in New
With no vacancy there, the Goodwins decided to move here.
They don’t regret it.
They said they love the roominess of their 1,200-square-foot unit,
which has two bedrooms, a combined living and dining area, large
kitchen, study, walk-in closets, two full baths and a deck.
“We’re very happy with it,” Gloria Goodwin said. “This has much
more of what we really wanted.”
Bobroske had wanted to open a year ago, but said he’s very picky
and wanted to construct a superior building that would take the
small company he co-owns with his wife, Lynne, to the next level.
“We didn’t cut any corners,” he said. “It took time, but our
philosophy is we’re going to do it once, we’re going to do it right and
then we’re going to forget about it.”
Some work continued Thursday afternoon. The community room,
laundry room and administrative office were not ready. Bobroske
said he’s planning for a grand opening in about 30 days, when all of
the work should be completed.
Of the 22 units, 10 have two bedrooms and 12 have one. Rents
range from $600 to $1,400 per month, Bobroske said.
One unique amenity is a security system that allows residents to
speak to visitors on a phone and see them on a video monitor
before pressing a button that unlocks the main entrance door.
The second phase of the project is an adjacent 28-unit
condominium complex Bobroske hopes to start in the spring.