Rembold Properties moves forward with plan for Timberland senior living facility

Rembold Properties is moving forward with a plan to build a senior living facility in the Timberland development area.

Beaverton's Planning Commission approved the proposal for Timberland Senior Housing at an Aug. 20 meeting.

Plans outline a 164,978-square-foot facility at an area bounded by Northwest 118th Avenue, Northwest Timberview Lane, Northwest 117th Avenue and Northwest Cedar Falls Drive. The site is roughly three acres, according to documents.

The site is near the Timberland Town Center, which is currently under construction, and Timber Ridge Apartments.

The proposed facility will include both independent living options and specific care units. Of the 147 total units, 17 will be for memory care residents, 41 will be assisted living and 89 will be independent living, according to documents. There will be 116 parking spaces, Bader said.

According to Kali Bader with Rembold Properties, who presented plans to the commission, the assisted living apartments will be 610-square-feet, and independent living spaces will be 788-square-feet. The memory care units will be 440-square-feet.
The facility will include an outdoor courtyard with walking paths and gardens, activity game rooms, multiple dining halls, a fitness center, theater and salon, Bader said. Rembold has been considering the property for the past several years.

"We're excited about this project," Bader said. "We like to create a community."
Commissioners and community members had some questions about the project, including the need for a pedestrian crossing on Northwest 118th Avenue and additional lights affecting surrounding residences.

Bader agreed that a crosswalk would be beneficial to consider as the project continues. She said Rembold also plans to grow a line of shrubs on the property to help block light.
Following discussion, the commission unanimously approved Rembold's plans.
"I do think this would be a great neighborhood addition," said Planning Commission Chair Kim Overhage.

Rembold's next step is the construction permitting stage, according to Steven Sparks, city Planning Division manager. Sparks said a plan could be submitted this fall or winter.
Rembold is also the company behind plans for a mixed-use building at Southwest First Street and Southwest Angel Avenue.

By Laura Frazier | The Oregonian/OregonLive

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