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      $20 million assisted living facility under construction

      Provision Living company officials broke ground on a $20 million facility on Chapel Hill Road near Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

      Columbia is getting a new assisted-living community.

      Provision Living company officials broke ground on a $20 million facility on Chapel Hill Road near Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

      The 10-acre site will have 70 units of assisted living and 30 units of memory care.

      The site also has room for another 80 units that could be built in the near future.

      The company manages 26 other facilities in 9 Midwest and Southeastern states.

      Provision Living spokesman Greg Bartels said, ??It will be the first facility in the Columbia area that??s actually in a nice, residential area because Columbia changed their zoning ordinances. We were allowed to come in here with this facility. We??re trying to do it really nice.??

      Rental rates for the units will range from $5,000 to $7,000 a month.

      Bartels said Provision Living??s Columbia community is expected to open in July 2015.