West Seattle development: 1st land-use signs at future Aegis site

May 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm | In Development, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Thanks for the tips today that the first city land-use-permit-application signs have gone up on the future Aegis Living (former Life Care Center) site at 47th/Admiral/Waite. We’ve been reporting on Aegis’s purchase and plans for the site since last fall, including a conversation with its CEO last November and most recently, back in February, the company’s official announcement that it plans a new complex with 76 assisted-living and memory-care units. The land-use application that is now filed, leading to the signage that just went up, is NOT for the new complex, but rather, just for demolition of the existing building. Formal notice hasn’t yet been published in the twice-weekly Land Use Information Bulletin (the next one will be sent on Thursday), so there’s no comment deadline yet.

4 Comments

  1. Anyone know, is the building in bad shape? Or is the layout not appropriate for what they’re planning? Just trying to get a feel for why it’s being demolished.

    Comment by David P — 8:40 pm May 5, 2014 #

  2. To provide the type of care Aegis is talking about, they will need a lot more space for both patients and staff than is available in that facility.
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    If they offer memory care, they will need modern and specialized security facilities.
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    Aside from that, they are probably going to want to provide amenities like smaller unit-based kitchens, craft and/or theatre rooms, onsite daycare, etc.
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    The existing building doesn’t even have laundry chutes. There’s no way they could provide above-standard care in that building.

    Comment by JoAnne — 10:14 pm May 5, 2014 #

  3. Thanks JoAnne

    Comment by David P — 4:36 am May 6, 2014 #

  4. We sent a letter to the facility as soon as we heard it was closing, offering job possibilities to the Nurse’s Aides. No response.
    If anyone reading this is still looking for employment as CNA’s Certified Nurse’s Aides, we are always looking for qualified employees. Check us out on the jobs offered forum..CareAtHomeSeattle.com

    Comment by vanessa — 3:01 pm May 6, 2014 #

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