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Construction Begins on 54-Unit Emerald Heights Assisted Living Project in Redmond

Emerald Heights, Redmond, Rice Fergus Miller, GLY Construction

REDMOND, Wash. (August 22, 2023) – Emerald Heights, a Life Plan Community in Redmond, Wash., officially broke ground on their new $55 million assisted living project. This 67,555 square-foot extension will bring 54 one-bedroom apartments to assisted living along with a new dining space, activity rooms, outdoor patio, and a centralized courtyard.

“The new assisted living plan is custom designed to meet the needs of all current and future Emerald Heights residents,” says Grant Linacre, Executive Director of Emerald Heights. “With the additional living and shared spaces, we’ll be able to serve more residents and expand our community offerings that are meant to be enjoyed by the entire Emerald Heights community.”

The design of the new assisted living units is led by Dean Kelly of the architecture firm Rice Fergus Miller, who recently managed the Emerald Heights’ new 42 Independent Living Courtyard Apartment building, as well as the community’s earlier expansion projects, which were completed in 2014. GLY Construction has been named as the builder and construction is expected to be completed in late 2024.

“The assisted living expansion will be a perfect blend of functionality and the modern aesthetic coinciding with the rest of Emerald Heights,” said Kelly. “By taking cues from the existing architecture, the expansion will seamlessly fit into the Emerald Heights community.”

About Emerald Heights
Emerald Heights, sponsored by Emerald Communities, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) senior housing and services organization that provides its residents programs to cultivate culture, vitality and independence. The community is a Type A Life Care Community 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, with an on-site healthcare center providing assisted living, memory support and Medicare-certified skilled nursing care. The community provides residences, amenities and services to people ages 55 and older.