Although the Planning and Zoning Commission has approved crucial zoning regulation changes, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff's plans for senior living center and skilled-nursing facility on the Baron's South property still must go through a series of steps before construction can begin. Below are the key stages remaining in the planning and approval process:

NOW:

Joseloff's nine-member Baron's South Committee is writing a request-for-proposals from prospective developers of the senior complex. The RFP will solicit bids from developers on building both the independent living center and skilled-nursing facility or one of the facilities

JUNE:

Committee members plan to visit senior residential campuses near Boston.

If a petition is filed against the zoning changes, the Representative Town Meeting would likely hear and vote on the appeal sometime in June.

JULY:

The Baron's South Committee will hold the first of three community meetings about the first selectman's proposed senior complex. A date and location for the first meeting have not yet been chosen.

SEPTEMBER:

The committee will hold two more community meetings about the proposed senior campus. Dates and locations for those meetings have not been selected.

LATE SEPT./EARLY OCT.:

The committee will complete its RFP and put the senior complex out to bid.

JANUARY 2012:

Developers will submit bids for the senior complex.

SPRING 2012:

The committee will select the bid(s) to recommend to Joseloff, who has final approval of the senior complex's developers.

Joseloff will then return to the P&Z to obtain its approval for leasing terms, site plans and a special permit for development of Baron's South. The Board of Finance will also likely review leasing of the site, but its backing is not required for the project to proceed. The senior complex would also require backing from other town and state agencies.

Neither Joseloff nor Baron's South Committee members have indicated a tentative start date for construction of the senior complex, if the projects gains all the needed approvals.