Construction to start for Quail Park Memory Care Residences in West Seattle Junction


After a ceremonial groundbreaking this afternoon, site-clearing work is expected to start next week at 4515 41st SW, future site of Quail Park Memory Care Residences, whose owners say it will be West Seattle’s first standalone center for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

It’s been almost four years since we first reported that this type of facility was being considered for the site. It’s had other proposals, including a 7-story apartment building and a park-and-ride facility with apartments, but this is the one that finally went through, passing Design Review about a year ago.


Living Care Lifestyles says that when Quail Park “opens in fall 2017, it will be the only free-standing community dedicated to the care of dementia and Alzheimer’s residents in an area encompassing 35 square miles.” It will have 48 rooms, with up to 66 residents, and a staff of about 60. The announcement also notes that “Staff at Quail Park will be the first team in the state trained in cultural competency when it comes to caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors. Training will be through Northwest LGBT Senior Care Providers Network and SAGE National Resource Center. The community is being constructed and will operate with sustainability at the forefront. The facility will be Gold LEED Certified, and benefit-eligible employees will receive ORCA Access cards to help lessen the transportation impact on the (area).” LGC Pence is the general contractor; John Lape Architecture designed the 4-story complex. West Seattle Chamber of Commerce leaders participated in this afternoon’s ceremony.

3 Replies to "Construction to start for Quail Park Memory Care Residences in West Seattle Junction"

  • sc July 27, 2016 (6:48 pm)

    Are there quail in West Seattle ;)

  • Cashmere July 27, 2016 (7:24 pm)

    what was the final decision on parking for the building? Is there an underground garage? I live on on 41st across the street from the project, and depend on street parking. I wonder if zone parking is going to be something in the future for junction residents. And if I remember correct zone parking was an issue brought up by JUNO several years ago when the problem was not nearly as bad as it is now. For example, parking was a breeze when you have abandoned Hollywood video parking lots….not the case for the junction anymore 

  • Fiz July 27, 2016 (9:12 pm)

    There were a lot of quail in West Seattle very near the Junction.  My mother put out cracked corn for them near their nests under the blackberries in the alley. We discovered the neighbor sneaking out at night and hunting them with a flashlight.   When his house was eventually torn  down the walls were stuffed with shopping bags of their feathers.  

    Just one WS childhood memory.  I miss their little topnots and calls.

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