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Riverview Retirement to add duplex at Upriver Drive campus

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Riverview Retirement Community is adding a 10-bedroom duplex to its campus on Upriver Drive in Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.

The 4,118-square-foot complex adds to one of Spokane’s largest retirement communities, which has seen substantial growth. According to the city’s records, a building was demolished earlier this year at 2360 N. Stone St. to make way for the new structure.

In February, work began on three one-story duplexes, each more than 3,700 square feet in size. The duplexes house up to 36 memory-care residents in 18 double-occupancy rooms.

In 2017, the community built a $5.5 million memory-care facility, a 20,000-square-foot, one-story facility that serves about 20 people with memory-care needs such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Each occupant has their own room, and additional rooms will be available for spouses and partners, according to a predevelopment application filed with the city.

According to its website, Riverview Retirement Community was founded in 1959 by Lutheran congregations. It continues to be affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, though the retirement facility serves residents of all faiths.

It provides health care, memory care and independent- and assisted-living services on its 32-acre campus.

The project’s contractor is Simplicity Homes LLC, out of Oregon.

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