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Emerald Heights to Expand Community with Residential Courtyard Building

May 1, 2017

REDMOND, Wash. (April 25, 2017) – Emerald Heights, a Life Plan Community with amenity-rich offerings located in Redmond, Wash., is expanding to meet the needs of the retirement community with the addition of the Courtyard, which will include apartment homes and a centralized courtyard.

The Courtyard will bring an additional 42 apartment homes to the community, and will offer four apartment designs including one-bedroom, one-bedroom with a den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with a den, with each ranging from 826 to 1,667 square feet.

The three-level Courtyard will total 69,998 square feet with an underground parking structure encompassing 34,107 square feet.

A central landscaped courtyard located between the east and west wings, will have the feel of a pedestrian plaza and is planned to include a water feature, fire pit, raised planter gardens and fixed and moveable seating. The interior courtyard will connect to the existing Nature Trail, which runs along the south side of the community.

“Emerald Heights’ expansion is a testament to the community’s culture and vitality,” said Grant Linacre, executive director of Emerald Heights. “We are excited to add beautifully designed apartment homes to our community, as well as a new communal plaza for our residents to interact and build relationships with each other.”

The entries to the east and west wings, main vertical circulation, and the lobby/lounge areas are all oriented around the courtyard to encourage residents to engage and utilize the open space.

In order for the project to feel cohesive with the rest of the campus, the Courtyard will continue the contemporary aesthetic established with the community expansion projects in 2014.

“This palette compliments and reinterprets the existing campus architecture, while providing variety, interest and sophistication through new contemporary forms and materials,” said Dean Kelly, Rice Fergus Miller, project designer of the expansions at Emerald Heights.

Construction of the Courtyard is expected to begin in mid-2018.


About Emerald Heights

Emerald Heights, sponsored by Emerald Communities, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) senior housing and service organization that provides its residents programs to cultivate culture, vitality and independence. The community is a Type A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that accommodates residents’ changing needs throughout the aging process. Situated on 38 acres in the Education Hill area of Redmond, Wash., just 17 miles northeast of Seattle, Emerald Heights is an amenity-rich and resort-style senior living community, plus an assisted living facility and a Medicare-certified skilled nursing health center. The campus opened in 1992 to provide housing and service to people ages 55 and older in the aspects of independent, assisted living and skilled nursing. For more information about Emerald Heights’ campus and services, please visit www.emeraldheights.com or call (888) 735-8168.

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