The Sherwood City Council has approved adding 20 assisted living spaces and 73 independent living units to The Springs of Sherwood in Old Town.
The council unanimously approved the addition to the current The Springs facility, whose entrance is located just off of Oregon Street along the same roadway that serves as an access to St. Francis Catholic Church and School.
The three-story independent living portion of the new facility will front Oregon Street near the Old Town roundabout with plans to construct an 11,800-square-foot public plaza that contains a grassy area with a low-standing wall. In back of that will be the two-story assisted-living facility.
Another entrance to The Springs will be added as well, north of the current entrance.
In addition, another 80 parking spaces will be added to the facilities as well as a crosswalk. The location of the crosswalk will be determined after a traffic analysis determines the safest point, city planning staff has said.
"I think this is a great addition to the city," Councilor Sean Garland said prior to approval.
In December, Deacon Development Group also submitted plans to build a 143,000-square-foot assisted living facility behind the Providence Medical Group-Sherwood facility at Highway 99W and Edy Road. During a neighborhood meeting in September, Deacon representatives said plans were to build a 135-unit assisted care living facility, consisting of 107 assisted care units and 28 memory care units. That facility has yet to go before the Sherwood Planning Commission for approval.