The building permits for Wesley Homes Bradley Park have now been approved by the City of Puyallup, and the retirement community's construction has begun.

“We’re grateful to the city for working with us to approve the permits, and we’re looking forward to providing residents in East Pierce County a new option for senior living with a full continuum of care on one campus,” said Wesley Homes President and CEO Kevin Anderson.

Absher Construction started work on the site in March of this year when Wesley received the civil permit for site work. Before building could begin, the site had to be cleared and graded, retention ponds had to be dug out and water, sewer and power utilities had to be installed.

“We received the building permit for the 32-unit ‘Brownstone’ in July, which allowed us to get started on that part of the campus,” said Anderson. “The construction team was ready to go when we received the permit for the Lodge and were pouring concrete the same day.”

With construction under way, walls are already going up for the Brownstone’s underground garage. The first phase of construction includes the Brownstone and Lodge apartments, as well as catered living and assisted living memory care.

Plans for the second phase include another Brownstone and a care center with private rooms offering skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

“When Bradley Park is completed, we’ll have the full continuum of care for seniors that East Pierce County needs,” Anderson added. “It will also bring almost 100 full- and part-time jobs to the Puyallup area.”