Bonney Lake, Wash. — Wesley Homes (Wesley), Presbyterian Homes & Services(PHS) and Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Ryan), a national developer, designer, builder, capital markets partner and real estate manager offering full-service commercial real estate solutions, recently unveiled Wesley at Tehaleh, a new 405,992 square-foot senior living community within the vibrant master-planned community of Tehaleh by Newland in Bonney Lake. A dedication ceremony was held on Friday, September 10, for partners and stakeholders to celebrate the project’s completion.
“This new community has been in the works for over three years,” said Kevin Anderson, president and CEO of Wesley. “We’ve worked with PHS for many years, so we’re excited to have them as joint owners in this Wesley community. This was our first time working with Cuningham Group Architecture (CGA) and Ryan Companies, and they were a great team to have as we navigated though this project and expanded Wesley’s ministry and mission.”
The 4,700-acre, master-planned Tehaleh development has flourished over the past decade and over time has seen an increased demand for senior living. PHS and Wesley formed their partnership based on aligned values and goals with a focus on creating an atmosphere for seniors to thrive in a modern community and among nature. Ryan supported this vision by constructing the new senior living community on 16.82 acres, which includes two buildings: Lodge and Brownstone. The Lodge contains 18 memory care apartments, 136 independent living apartments and 42 catered living apartments. The Brownstone offers an additional 32 independent living, condo-style residences.
Jon Fletcher, vice president of Senior Housing Partners, the project development arm of PHS said, “We are so pleased to be a part of creating so many well-designed apartment homes in such a beautiful community within Tehaleh and Bonney Lake. Through this shared ministry with Wesley, our two organizations are expanding a mission of service to the growing population of older adults. We know that the residents of Wesley at Tehaleh will have a significant impact on the community surrounding them and vice-versa.”
“This project was a great opportunity for Ryan to expand our senior living expertise into Washington and build a community that will positively impact the lives of future residents in the Seattle area,” said Bret Jordan, northwest regional president, Ryan Companies. “Through dedication and teamwork, we were able to balance the design requirements, ultimate vision and varying elevations of the site in order to bring this project to life.”
The community’s architecture, designed by CGA, encapsulates the splendor of the Pacific Northwest highlighted by modern elements within a thoughtfully-landscaped environment. The community features a bistro, chapel, wellness center, fitness room, movie theatre, library, patio, pickleball court and a bridged pond plus two craft rooms, two club rooms and two dining rooms. Among the many amenities available, residents will have views of Mount Rainier to the east and the Olympic mountain range to the west. The surrounding landscape features miles of tree-lined walking trails, connecting Wesley to the larger Tehaleh development.
Ryan has completed 54 senior living communities throughout the country, developing 27 of those projects. Ryan’s western division senior living portfolio currently consists of 10 projects throughout Washington, Colorado, Arizona and California.
The Tehaleh community is owned in a joint venture partnership between North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), and Newland, the master developer of the community.
To celebrate the opening of Wesley at Tehaleh, Wesley will host a grand opening event for the community on Friday, September 17, from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, September 18, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour available apartments as well as enjoy live music, refreshments and a lineup of classic cars. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be required during the event.
For leasing information, please contact Lisa Osterloh at Wesley at Tehaleh: (253) 366-6100.
About Wesley Homes
Wesley Homes is a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of care for older adults through retirement communities and a home health agency. Wesley Des Moines and Wesley Lea Hill in Auburn provide a network of services, including independent living, assisted living and Catered Living; skilled nursing and rehabilitation; and memory care. Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup and Wesley at Tehaleh in Bonney Lake provide independent living, Catered Living and memory care. Wesley Health & Home Care provides Medicare- Medicaid-certified services, in-home care, palliative care and hospice services to clients in King and Pierce counties.
About Presbyterian Homes
Presbyterian Homes & Services, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. Seven thousand employees serve 27,000 older adults through 50 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and now Washington, and through Optage® home and community services. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan’s market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,600 employees in 15 offices and has completed projects in 39 states.