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Point Ruston retirement community getting more rooms

A rendering of GenCare Lifestyle’s development at Point Ruston, which could open by spring or summer of 2019. It will include more than 150 unit, a swimming pool, fitness center, common area, and theater, among other amenities.
A rendering of GenCare Lifestyle’s development at Point Ruston, which could open by spring or summer of 2019. It will include more than 150 unit, a swimming pool, fitness center, common area, and theater, among other amenities. Courtesy

Hundreds more people could move into Point Ruston by 2019 as a $55 million retirement community opens.

Seattle-based GenCare Lifestyle’s project at Point Ruston is moving forward, said Point Ruston project manager Loren Cohen. He expects the city of Tacoma to issue permits for the project next month.

The building will include more than 150 units, including 24 memory care units and about 50 assisted living units. Some apartments will have a view, GenCare CEO Leon Grundstein said last year.

“Our location in that development is really central, and we think it’s a great overall project,” Grundstein said Monday.

Plans for the property include a swimming pool, fitness center, common area, 80 parking stalls and a theater, among other amenities.

Expect a crane to show up at the property around the end of the year, Cohen said via email last week. Grundstein said the project could be completed by spring or summer of 2019, and a marketing office could be set up by late next year.

The structure is planned for a space kitty-corner from the roundabout from the Copperline Apartments, fronting Ruston Way.

Construction should take about a year once it begins, Cohen wrote. Plans filed with the city indicate a six-story building with 141,400 square feet.

“We are excited to add this great project to the Point Ruston neighborhood,” Cohen wrote.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542, @KateReports

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