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Plans progress for Rockwood at Whitworth senior-living facility in north Spokane

Plans are progressing for the Rockwood at Whitworth senior-living facility in north Spokane.

The $69 million project, northeast of U.S. Highway 395 and Hawthorne Road, will be built in two phases that include assisted-living, memory care and independent-living facilities, according to an environmental review filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The new campus reconfiguration includes a 65,000-square-foot, three-story addition at 10331 N. Mayberry Drive with 72 units, a kitchen, courtyard and parking and staff areas. Construction on the addition is expected to be underway by November, with completion slated for October 2020, according to the environmental review.

Phase two of the development calls for a separate, 237,000-square-foot, four-story building at 10332 N. Middleton Drive with 120 independent-living units, a central dining area, chapel/multipurpose room, pool, business center, theater and salon.

Construction on phase two is anticipated to begin in December 2020, with completion slated for January 2022.

Michael O’Malley of Spokane-based NAC Architecture is designing the project.

Rockwood at Whitworth is partnering with Whitworth University to allow senior residents discounted courses, intergenerational learning opportunities and preferred access to athletic and performing arts events.

Whitworth University also indicated plans to connect students with career opportunities at the senior-living facility.