Watertown assisted living facility ready to move forward

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Watertown City Council approved the site plan and development agreement for a new senior assisted living facility on the south end of Lewis Avenue during its Dec. 11 meeting. The three-story building will also include a retail component on Lewis Avenue.

SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Watertown City Council approved the site plan and development agreement for a new senior assisted living facility on the south end of Lewis Avenue during its Dec. 11 meeting. The three-story building will also include a retail component on Lewis Avenue.

It’s been a long time coming, but the senior assisted living facility slated for the south end of Lewis Avenue in downtown Watertown is finally moving forward after the city council approved a development agreement and site plan at its Dec. 11 meeting.

After 3 years of negotiating with Rice Lake Development III, the city council approved the developer’s plan to construct a three-story assisted living facility that will also include a first-story retail component along Lewis Avenue. The facility, located on the former CentraSota property, will be operated by Prairie River Home Care.

“It’s an awesome situation,” said Watertown acting mayor Rick Mann, who has been a large part of the process since the start as a member of the city council and Economic Development Authority. “I’m just really happy and proud to be part of it over the last several years. It’s going to be a nice asset and a nice addition to the downtown district.”

To read the rest of this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carver County News.

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