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

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

June 9th, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Business Diary

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

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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 sbradbury@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6525.