Plans for a new assisted living facility in Columbiana are moving forward. 

The new $9 million facility will have 79 units and will have 60 full-time employees, as well as a 25 unit memory care center. 

Approvals and drawings for the project began last spring and have been continuing throughout the summer. 

A key factor in the project was the incentives Columbiana was able to offer Briarfield, the assisted living company behind the new facility, which will be named the Inn at old Saybrook. 

The city worked to provide the facility with a CRA tax abatement, so they could afford to build in Columbiana. 

I think it's going to benefit the surrounding communities, we've all seen the surrounding developments in other counties, the one in Poland is world class, and we're excited to see it come here," says Columbiana City Manager Lance Willard. 

The facility will be at the corner of County Line Road and state Route 14. 

Work on the new facility is expected to begin next year.