Emerald Communities Completes $63M Expansion at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington

by Jeff Shaw

REDMOND, Wash. — Emerald Communities has completed a $63 million expansion project at Emerald Heights, a continuing care retirement community in Redmond, a suburb east of Seattle.

The Courtyard building concept was first introduced in 2017 and construction began in September 2022. Emerald Heights is welcoming 34 residents to their new homes this week and eight units are still available.

The three-level Courtyard building offers six apartment designs including one-bedroom, one-bedroom with a den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with a den that range in size from 826 to 1,764 square feet. The Courtyard building encompasses an underground parking structure, an entry plaza, shared outdoor spaces and meeting areas on each floor for social gatherings.

Architectural firm of Rice Fergus Miller designed the project under the direction of Dean Kelly. GLY Construction was the builder.

In addition to the newly opened Courtyard, Emerald Heights is also working on a new $55 million assisted living project, FirView. This 67,555 square-foot expansion will bring 54 one-bedroom apartments of assisted living along with a new dining space, activity rooms, outdoor patio, underbuilding parking and a sky-bridge connection the main buildings. 

Dean Kelly of Rice Fergus Miller and GLY Construction will also be involved in the assisted living expansion. FirView is scheduled for completion in early 2025.

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