Dallas Retirement Village Starts Construction of 29-Unit Independent Living Expansion in Oregon

DALLAS, Ore. — Dallas Retirement Village, a seniors housing community in the Salem suburb of Dallas, has started construction of its Phase II expansion, known as Lodge Residences.

The 60,000-square-foot project will complete the circle around the existing courtyard, adding 29 independent living apartments, an indoor pool, spa, fitness facilities and more.

“Phase 1 was completed four years ago. Since then, we’ve continued to build a waiting list,” says Dave Parrett, the community’s executive director. “Having more apartments will make us more accessible to local seniors who would like to move here.”

More than 80 percent of the new apartments were under contract before marketing efforts were temporarily halted in March due to COVID-19. The community recently resumed the pre-selection process.

“At this point, we are about a year from move-in,” says Parrett. “We’re confident that we’ll have most, if not all, apartments reserved before then.”

LRS Architects designed both the building and exteriors for the expansion project.

Founded in 1947 and located in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, Dallas Retirement Village is a 30-acre senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.