After two decades in Allentown and Bethlehem, Country Meadows is opening its first retirement community in the Easton area.
Forks Township supervisors on Thursday night gave preliminary/final approval to Country Meadow's plan to open an 84-unit building on Newlins Road.
The plan is a slimmed-down version of one presented to Forks last year, which had double the units.
Michael Leader, Country Meadows' president and CEO, said the property will include a mix of independent living and personal care housing.
He hopes to begin construction this fall, with plans to open in late 2015.