Auburn senior housing dream closer to reality

Move-ins at First Timberline at Auburn homes by fall?
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Gus Thomson/Auburn Journal

An AT&T worker splices cable inside the Timberline at Auburn development off Bell Road. The 95-acre, mixed-use community is nearing completion on its first units.


Timberline at Auburn’s is nearing completion of Phase 1 on a project that envisions construction of an 800-unit retirement village on a 95-acre site in North Auburn.

Twenty-five homes and duplexes are currently being built in the first phase, with completion planned for the end of the summer.

At that time, all 25 residences will be ready for rental, developer Western Care Company of Rocklin said.

There are also 91 apartments planned for Phase I and those plans are now with the Planning Department.

Described by Western Care as an upscale retirement village, Timberline at Auburn will be built in three stages, with 10 acres at the southeast corner of the property facing Bell Road at Richardson Drive targeted for construction.

Also part of the plan for Phase 1 is a 150,000-square-foot independent-living residence called Hearthstone Lodge.

A total of 780 of the 858 units approved by Placer County in 2012 were earmarked for seniors. Included in the plan were 78 residential lofts with no age restrictions on the top floors of the office and commercial complex.

Site work started in mid-2016. At build-out, Timberline will also house 100,000 square feet of medical offices, 30,000 square feet of retail space and 50,000 square feet of professional office space.