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Photos: Transformation of Milwaukie retirement community continues

Daily Journal of Commerce

October 20th 2015

R&H Construction is continuing work on a $30 million transformation of Rose Villa, a retirement community in Milwaukie. Crews broke ground during summer of 2013 on the project, which is adding 75 total units that are spread between new cottages and urban-style apartments in two mixed-use buildings.

The Myhre Group Architects-designed project also includes a pedestrian-friendly "Main Street," a town square-type space between the mixed-use buildings that can be closed to vehicular traffic for farmer's markets and other events. New amenities include an indoor pool with a lazy river and a slide, yoga and cardio spaces, billiard room, indoor/outdoor rooftop cocktail lounge, spa, and performance space. The project is slated for completion next summer.

Photo 1: One of two mixed-use buildings being constructed for the project, the South building, will house administrative offices and food services on the ground floor and residential space above it.

Photo 2: The North building contains a number of amenity spaces on the ground floor, including fitness space, a spa and full-service beauty salon, and indoor pool, and residential units on the two upper floors.

Photo 3: Residents began moving into the cottages, which are in various stages of completion, last month.

Photo 4: An indoor pool will feature a floatable "lazy river" and a slide.