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The Rush Companies Breaks Ground on New Senior Living, Merrill Gardens at Wright Park

January 22, 2021

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The Rush Companies Breaks Ground on New Senior Living, Merrill Gardens at Wright Park

The Rush Companies is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its next senior living project, Merrill Gardens at Wright Park. The project is co- developed by Rush Development and Merrill Gardens and will be operated by Merrill Gardens

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When completed, the 169,165 SF building will be home to 159 residents, with 115 assisted living residential units, 18 memory care units,  15,800 SF of amenity/common area, and parking for 66 vehicles. The first floor will feature 2,607 SF of retail space with a corner retail storefront which will be managed by Rush Properties. 

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Just some of the many onsite amenities will include housekeeping, laundry, chef prepared meals, formal and private dining rooms, bistro, medication monitoring/assistance, transportation, rooftop garden with BBQ and firepit, theater, nail and hair salon, massage, wellness center, secured courtyard, sun room, game lounge/library, and 24/7 coverage and nursing staff.

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The desirable Stadium district of Tacoma has a strong sense of community, Merrill Gardens Wright Park is located across the street from popular local establishments such as Rhein Haus, Orange Theory, Starbucks, Mudbay Pets, and Stadium Thriftway. It is also just a few blocks away from the the South Sound's premier Medical facilities: Kaiser Permanente, MultiCare's Tacoma General Hospital, and CHI Franciscan's St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center. The location also offers amazing views of Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, and gorgeous green spaces as it is adjacent to Wright Park.


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The Tacoma market, and specifically the Stadium District, is currently under-served for senior living and the project will support significant demand in the region. Merrill Gardens is a trusted brand with lengthy experience in the local market. We are grateful to be partnered with their expertise. 

Project Team:

Developer: The Rush Companies and Merrill Gardens

Construction: Rush Commercial

Architect: Urbal Architecture

Financing: Rush Capital

Retail: Rush Properties 


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