published Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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

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

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.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury joined the Times Free Press as a business reporter in January 2013, after starting with the paper as a general assignment intern in July 2012. 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 Hill Times. Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys ...

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