An industrial parcel at 205 and 231 Indian River Road that sold for $3,094,125 is being developed for the VA Medical Center to be used for outpatient services, First Selectman Jim Zeoli said.

Another adjacent lot is under contract and pending zoning approval to become an assisted living and memory facility unrelated to the VA, Zeoli said.

"The hospital in West Haven is bursting and parking is difficult so they have been looking for several years in the area and the government finally gave the approval," Zeoli said.

The sale was announced this week by Jon Angel, president of Angel Commercial, LLC, a real estate firm based in Southport.

The 8.25-acre property was owned by Indian River Road, LLC, and sold to Orange VA, LLC, a national developer, states a press release from Angel Commercial.

A VA Medical Center spokeswoman in West Haven, said there was no detailed information on the project available, as the acquisition is new.

"The property sold at list price for $375,000 per acre," Angel said in the press release. He represented the seller and The Dow Realty Company represented the purchaser, the release states.

It was one of four lots in a 23.35 acre parcel for sale. Angel said in the release that his firm is under contract to sell an additional 7.5 acres in an adjacent lot to a different buyer.

Pending zoning approval, that 7.5 acres is slated to become an assisted living and memory care facility unrelated to the VA, Zeoli said.