Construction is progressing on the new addition to the Webb House Retirement Center in Smithville and the work should be finished within a few weeks.
Lora Webb says the new 8,000 to 9,000 square foot addition will include more new suites and a chapel, among other amenities. "Right now the Webb House (addition) is about 75% finished with construction. We are finalizing some painting and getting ready to put floor covering in and cabinetry. We're just really excited about it."
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"We're going to have a lot more space to do activities and exercise. The residents are going to love this new area we have to play cards in. It's just a quiet little nook."
"The thing we are most thankful for and excited about is our chapel. It can hold probably 50 to 60 people and it is like none other. It just gives us cold chills to take the residents there and give them a little tour of it right now and just to visualize the usage that the residents are going to get out of this area. It's going to be a real special amenity to our home."
"The buildings are tied together and the new one looks just like the existing building. We have nine new rooms. We don't want to get too big that we lose the home feeling. We have four different style suites including our studio and alcove one bedroom apartments. We also have a new room. It's a companion room. It gives people a price break. In this companion room, they'll have a roommate. They will have a lot of private space but they share the living space."
"We've moved our laundry room. The kitchen needed to expand so we are expanding the kitchen and moving the laundry room. We have a new storage room. We have a couple of new offices, another public restroom, and we've increased our walking track outside which is really nice."
"We're looking for a huge grand opening probably in early fall."
"We just invite people to come out. It's pretty much at the stage now where you can see where we're going with this. This next month is really going to wrap up things."
The addition is being built by Brindley Construction Company of Pulaski. Concrete work is being done by Bimp's Concrete and Construction.