(WSB file photo of future site)
New details just in from Áegis Living about its plan for the former Life Care Center site at 47th/Admiral. We first reported the purchase last November; we also talked that month with Áegis Living CEO Dwayne Clark; and in December, we reported the land deal had closed for $3,650,000. Today, a formal announcement from Áegis, including a projected completion date and specific number of units:
Áegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care communities, is pleased to announce the recent purchase of a property in West Seattle.
The West Seattle location is the latest addition for the company, which has implemented a growth plan to serve the increasing need for senior housing throughout the West Coast. Set to open in 2017, the new community will offer assisted living and memory care for seniors.
The West Seattle community will be the 17th Áegis Living community in the Puget Sound region, which also operates 16 communities in California and Nevada, and has plans for 4 other residences.
The property is located in West Seattle on Admiral Way. The Áegis Living community will feature expansive common areas and a variety of apartment styles, comprised of 76 assisted living and specially designed Life’s Neighborhood™ apartments serving residents living with memory loss.
“The Puget Sound area is in need of more senior living options. When this property became available we realized it could fill a need for additional senior housing in the West Seattle area,” says Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Áegis Living.
The new West Seattle community will include a wide array of amenities including a movie theater, library, and sports den. Áegis residents will be encouraged to enjoy a large variety of services including the demonstration kitchen, game room, wellness center, and outdoor sensory garden for Memory Care. The community will offer a variety of dining options for residents including patio dining, private dining room, and bistro.
The 76-unit number cited here is in line with what Clark told WSB in our interview last November – he said at the time it would be between 72 and 80. City online files still do not include any applications related to the project.