Under Construction: $6.6 million expansion will double size of Rosewood

Under Construction: $6.6 million expansion will double size of Rosewood

March 17th, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Business Diary

When completed, Rosewood Assisted Living's $6.6 million dollar addition will be 53,000 square feet, doubling the size of the facility.

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Project: The Rosewood Assisted Living Community expansion.

Parent company: Regency Senior Living.

Location: 14 Fort Town Drive, Fort Oglethorpe.

Contractor: Ridge-Park Construction.

Square feet: 53,800.

Cost for project: $6.6 million.

Scope: Rosewood Assisted Living will double its size with this new, two-story building. The new facility is going up next door to Rosewood's existing 50 assisted living apartments and will connect to the original building. The first floor will include a secured, 36-bed community that will be specialized for people with Alzheimer's and dementia, executive director Connor Overbeek said. The second floor will add 26 more assisted living apartments.

Features: The facility will include a two-story dining room, library, activity space, conference room and gardens.

Timeline: The addition is scheduled to open in December 2013 or early 2014.

Future: The company expects to hire between 15 and 20 new employees, both as administrators and caregivers in the new facility.

History: The Rosewood Assisted Living Community currently serves about 50 residents, providing transportation, meals and social, educational and recreational programs from a 24-hour staff.

Website: www.rosewoodforto.com.