Northwest NEWS

September 6, 1999

Business

Riverside East Retirement breaks ground

Phillips expects occupancy to begin in May of 2000

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   BOTHELL--Construction of the Riverside East Retirement Facility, next to the Northshore Regional Senior Center, began Monday, Aug. 30. The building is scheduled for occupancy in early May of 2000, according to owner Jim Phillips.

   "This facility will be a wonderful community asset, providing quality of life, comfort, convenience, and security to all its many valued residents," said Phillips. "I'm not a developer, but my wife, Sharilyn, and I wanted to provide a facility that we could be proud of and that will be a wonderful resource for many generations of Bothell and Woodinville citizens."

   Classified "independent living, with services," Riverside East will provide meals, house cleaning, enclosed parking, a hair salon and barber shop, a library, a formal dining room, a private dining room for 14 people, a van for shopping trips and other outings, and a computer room with a bank of computers with Internet access.

   "Internet access will allow residents to receive pictures and letters from their children and grandchildren in other parts of the county," said Phillips. "The senior center offers computer classes, and maybe they will use our computer room to teach classes. We have a very good relationship with the senior center staff. The convenience of the senior center next door will give our residents more opportunities for outside social contacts, tours, and other amenities available there."

   Riverside will have 58 units, including four two-bedrooms, 28 one-bedrooms, 24 studios with alcoves, and two plain studios. An upstairs sun room will also have an outside deck that will hold 24 people, looking out over the Burke-Gilman trail.

   Riverside East will be located at 10315 East Riverside Drive in Bothell. Applications will be accepted as soon as brochures are finished, somtime early in October, said Phillips.

   For more information, call Jim Phillips at 425-481-1976.