That's the word from Alan Roodhouse, president and owner of RPS Development.
Roodhouse, who played a key role in the early development of Keizer Station, is a contracted developer for ACP I LLC, the company building Kaiser Permanente's 20,132 square foot medical clinic.
"This is the same group that (initially) built Keizer Station," Roodhouse
"These are the partners that helped them build the first phase, the same group.
This is the continuation of the project that began 10 years ago with the retail.
This is continuing what we felt was an important mix for Keizer Station, adding to the retail.
This is part of the tenant mix we envisioned from the beginning."
While there had been talk of a groundbreaking ceremony this month, Roodhouse
said that won't be the case.
Site preparation was expected to begin this week.
"The building should start appearing from the standpoint of someone driving by in mid- to late-March," Roodhouse
said there will be a ribbon cutting late this year.
"The building should be complete in November," he
said original growth plans for Keizer Station were put on hold when the economy went south in 2008.
"It's pretty exciting," Roodhouse
said of the Kaiser Permanente project.