Wesley Homes Bradley Park Gets the Green Light

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Building officially begins at site of Wesley Homes Bradley Park retirement community.

The Lodge at Wesley Homes Bradley Park.

Workers begin construction on the Lodge at Wesley Homes Bradley Park.

The building permits for Wesley Homes Bradley Park have now been approved by the City of Puyallup, and the retirement community's construction has begun.

“We’re grateful to the city for working with us to approve the permits, and we’re looking forward to providing residents in East Pierce County a new option for senior living with a full continuum of care on one campus,” said Wesley Homes President and CEO Kevin Anderson.

Absher Construction started work on the site in March of this year when Wesley received the civil permit for site work. Before building could begin, the site had to be cleared and graded, retention ponds had to be dug out and water, sewer and power utilities had to be installed.

“We received the building permit for the 32 unit Brownstone in July, which allowed us to get started on that part of the campus,” said Anderson. “The construction team was ready to go when we received the permit for the Lodge and were pouring concrete the same day.”

With construction underway, walls are already going up for the Brownstone’s underground garage. For safety and security, no one is allowed on the site except members of the construction crew. The public is encouraged to follow the building progress by viewing Wesley’s Facebook page.

The first phase of construction includes the Brownstone and Lodge apartments as well as catered living and assisted living memory care. Plans for the second phase include another Brownstone and a care center with private rooms offering skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

“When Bradley Park is completed, we’ll have the full continuum of care for seniors that East Pierce County needs,” Anderson added. “It will also bring almost 100 full- and part-time jobs to the Puyallup area.”

As construction continues, the first residents, known as Pioneers, are selecting their new Brownstone apartments. Customizations include options in flooring, countertops, paint and more. The deadline for customizations in the Brownstone is October 31.

Established in 1944, Wesley Homes is a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of care for older adults. Wesley Homes operates two retirement communities and a home health agency. Wesley Homes Des Moines and Wesley Homes Lea Hill in Auburn provide a network of services, including independent living, assisted living and housing with services residences; skilled nursing and rehabilitation; and memory care. Wesley Homes Bradley Park in Puyallup, Wesley Homes’ third community, is currently under construction. Wesley Homes Home Health provides Medicare- Medicaid-certified services, in-home care and hospice services to clients in King and Pierce counties.

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