- A new senior living facility could soon come to Tomahawk.
Milestone Senior Living wants to demolish the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.
It would build a 40-unit campus on the site.
The facility would include 20 assisted living units and a 20-bed memory care center.
The facility would also have a full kitchen.
The center's leaders are also considering providing an adult daycare.
Tomahawk's mayor believes the center will fill a need for adult care.
But he says the facility would bring another added benefit.
"With a full staff, 24/7 setup that they need, I believe there's certainly going to be some new jobs created in the community," said Tomahawk Mayor Bob Lee.
Milestone Senior Living would buy the property from a private owner.
The city's planning and zoning committee must approve the plans.
Then the city council would have to give the company the "OK," at its April meeting.
Milestone Senior Living could take over the property in April and then begin demolition.
They'd hope to open the new facility in 2015.
The company has similar buildings in Rhinelander, Eagle River, and Woodruff.
|Story By: Lauren Stephenson