Plans are to construct 20 additional assisted living apartments along with 73 independent living apartments

COURTESY OF THE SPRINGS LIVING - Heres what the expansion to The Springs at Sherwood would look like. The Springs at Sherwood, an assisted living and memory care facility near Old Town Sherwood, plans to begin construction on 20 more assisted living apartments and its first 73 independent living apartment homes this summer.

The addition will bring to 160 the total number of units along the Oregon Street location, which currently boasts 36 assisted living and 31 memory care units.

"We are excited to add independent living to our community," said Jay Leo, chief operations officer of The Springs Living, in a news release. "This expansion provides an important living option to seniors looking for an active and supportive lifestyle right here in Sherwood."

The new construction will occur south of the current buildings along Oregon Street at 15677 SW Oregon St. (which also serves as the entrance to St. Francis Catholic Church and school). It will continue south until reaching the T-intersection near the roundabout. Last summer, The Springs tore down three homes in disrepair at the corner of that intersection to make way for the new construction.

The Springs at Sherwood's expanded property will include a Fancho's Public House (a casual dining restaurant complete with a full bar), a formal dining facility, wellness and fitness areas, outdoor living spaces, multiple activity facilities and a theater. Depending on several factors, completion of the new construction is expected to run into early- to mid-2019.

The Springs Living purchased its Sherwood location from Cedar Creek Assisted Living in 2012.

It also acquired four pieces of property containing the three now-demolished homes. That fourth piece of property contains a traditional farmhouse that sits on the back side of The Springs near Sherwood Middle School, a property that will likely be used for independent living units in the future, Leo said during an interview last summer.

The Springs Living, an Oregon-based company headquartered in McMinnville, currently operates 11 communities across Oregon and four in Montana.

Meanwhile, a three-story, 144,000-square-foot assisted living facility has been proposed off of Highway 99W at Edy Road. That construction would include retail space as well as a three-story hotel.

The assisted living facility would be located in back of Providence Medical Group and would include a 135-unit assisted care living facility, consisting of 107 assisted care units and 28 memory care units. It would be run by LeisureCare. Development plans for that project have yet to be submitted to the city.

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