Groundbreaking was held last month for Riverwood Eagle’s Nest, a multi-phase project for assisted living and memory-care services for the Wisconsin Dells area.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Authority is providing the City of Wisconsin Dells with a $250,000 state grant to assist in the construction of a community senior housing project that will be in downtown Wisconsin Dells.

The Community Development Investment Grant from WEDC will support the first phase of the development, which consists of 30 assisted living apartments, 22 memory care apartments, a community café, a telemedicine office and community trails. The development is expected to enhance telemedicine services for residents, and safety and community access are also important features of the new development.

“This project addresses a gap in senior care services in the Wisconsin Dells and the surrounding communities in order to improve quality of life,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC.

The City of Wisconsin Dells is working with Riverwood Eagle’s Nest LLC on the multi-phase development at 103 Bowman Road, which is expected to be completed by October 2020.

Future phases in the development will include 30 independent living apartments; 26 independent living duplexes; a community commons space; a wellness retreat center; and additional independent living, assisted living and memory-care apartments.