December 8, 1997
(photo on right) Residents enjoy the dining room at Brittany Park.
Looking more like a hotel than a retirement facility, Brittany Park opened last Wednesday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Part of the 28 Leisure Care Retirement Community projects, the facility is located in downtown Woodinville on the south bypass, directly south of Woodinville City Hall. "This is a special event," said Chuck and Karen Lytle, Leisure Care owners, announcing that the second construction phase, slated for 1999, would begin immediately for permitting. "We are proud to present Senior Services with a donation," said Chuck Lytle handing over a check for $28,000 to Patricia McInturss and Dick Foley from Senior Services, the largest private, non-profit agency serving seniors in the area. "The money will go for hot meals to the Woodinville and Bothell Adult Day programs," said McInturss. "The quality of our community is based on its citizens," said Mayor Bob Miller to the residents, "and we appreciate more quality citizens." "We are thrilled that you have chosen Woodinville as your new home," said Chamber President Kirsten Molbak.
The three-story building has an elegant lobby, 147 one-and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, two dining rooms-one with a grand piano, a coffee bistro, entertainment room, exercise room, coffee parlor, activities room, beauty and barber shop, garden areas and a parking area.The second phase will bring the total units to 210. Resident fees include all utilities except phone, daily dinners, weekly housekeeping and linen service, social programs, scheduled transportation, and other amenities. Assisted living programs are also available. The architect was Steven Wattenbarger and decorator was Potter-Stewart.