published Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Under Construction: The Bridge at Ooltewah will provide 100 assisted living apartments next to the new Life Care Center

Preston Management is putting up a new, $18 million assisted living facility next to LifeCare Center of Ooltewah.
Preston Management is putting up a new, $18 million assisted living facility next to LifeCare Center of Ooltewah.
Photo by Connor Choate.

Project: The Bridge at Ooltewah.

Owner: Managed by Century Park Associates.

Location: Snow Hill Road in Ooltewah.

Size: 96,138 square feet.

Contractor: Preston Management Inc.

Scope: The assisted-living facility will have 100 apartments. It is going up right next to the Life Care Center of Ooltewah, a $16 million, 120-bed rehabilitation facility that opened in February. The Bridge at Ooltewah will include a cafe, beauty shop, exercise room, library and a private dining room. The staff also will provide meals, transportation, housekeeping and medication management. Recreation and nursing programs will be available on-site.

Timeline: Construction is scheduled to be finished by spring 2014.

Staff: Between 30 and 40 people will work at the facility when it's fully occupied.

History: Century Park Associates is a family-owned company based in Chattanooga that manages 48 senior-living communities in 21 states. Century Park Associates is owned by Life Care Centers CEO Forrest L. Preston.

For more information: Call 423-485-9405.

-- Complied by Shelly Bradbury, who may be reached at or 423-757-6525.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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