Plans for small retirement community in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Northeast Tacoma strip mall could be demolished to make way for a small retirement community.

The News Tribune reports that preliminary plans call for replacing Browns Point Town Center with parking, retail and up to five floors of senior housing.

The idea is in the very early stages, said David Haack, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Navigator Development Group.

The proposal includes a two-level parking garage with a third level of outdoor parking, and senior care units that could range from the lowest-level independent living to memory care units for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.