Construction is scheduled to begin August 12 on the Water’s Edge
reconstruction project, which will benefit all Gorge residents by providing
additional access to medical care at our new urgent care, an enhanced
pediatric therapy center and redesigned fitness center.
“We are excited that the Water's Edge renovations that are underway
will provide the much-requested Urgent Care Center for anyone in our community
requiring those services. Keep in mind we currently offer same day appointments
at MCMC Family Medicine, MCMC Pediatrics and MCMC Internal Medicine for
our existing patients,” said Dennis Knox, MCMC President and CEO.
Water’s Edge will remain open for all services during construction.
Construction will be staged to avoid impacting therapy patients. By the
time the urgent care build out begins, physical therapy will have moved
into its new home on the east end of the Fitness Center. The former Bistro
space will be transformed into new cardiac and pulmonary rehab suites
allowing further integration of all rehabilitation programs on the first
floor, with nutrition services moving to the 3rd floor.
To improve the Water’s Edge experience for members, approximately
25% of the current fitness center will be converted into therapy space,
which will be available to gym members during non-therapy hours. The underutilized
east section of the fitness center will also be converted to an open floor
plan that will be available to members and group classes in the early
mornings, evenings and weekends for a variety of uses.
Water’s Edge will not permanently lose any parking spots. Parking
spaces in the west side lot nearest the fitness center will be closed
during the initial phase of construction. As the project moves forward,
the east side gravel lot will be closed to accommodate construction equipment.