Age-restricted complex welcomes
first residents

THOMASTON

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 Hartford.

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.