The developer of a three-story, 143,400-square-foot assisted living/memory care facility, and a 46,000-square-foot commercial retail/restaurant space, is moving ahead with plans to construct the facilities on the corner of Highway 99W and Edy Road.
Deacon Development Group is the applicant for the project with the Sherwood Planning Commission set to hold a public hearing on the proposal on May 9 at 7 p.m. at Sherwood City Hall.
The request also is asking for approval of a 15,000-square-foot health club.
At issue are plans to construct the assisted living facility on the corner of Edy Road and Madeira Terrace which would include a memory care courtyard and bocce ball. A decorative metal fence is planned along Edy Road where a water feature will be installed as well.
During a September 2016 neighborhood meeting, a representative for Rembold Properties of Portland said plans were to build a 135-unit assisted care living facility consisting of 107 assisted care units and 28 memory care units. Rembold has assisted living facilities on Barnes Road (The Ackerly at Timberland) and on Southeast 103rd Avenue in Portland (Russellville Park). (This proposal is separate from one already approved for the Springs of Sherwood calling for the construction of 20 new assisted living rooms and 73 independent dwelling units to its facility off of Oregon Street.)
Meanwhile, the Deacon Development Group project calls for the construction of six free-standing commercial retail/restaurant buildings, which will include one sit-down-type restaurant as well as a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru. The main entrance will be along Highway 99W. The names of those specific retailers and restaurants have yet to be released.
At the same time, the developer is requesting a reconfiguration of the Providence Medical Group parking lot in order to expand the parking space the new tenants would need.
While there are currently no plans for construction of a hotel on a 57,517-square-foot pad next to the health club as originally shown on the plans, that does not preclude the developer from requesting one at a future date, planners have said.
Construction of a Hampton Inn at Highway 99W and Meinecke was approved by the city last year.
Both the assisted living facility and the health club will need conditional-use permits before they can be approved.
Those wishing to submit written comments on the proposed projects in order to be included in the May 9 Planning Commission packet have until Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. to do so, according to Matt Straite, a contract planner for the city.