Emerald Heights Welcomes First Residents to New Assisted Living Courtyard Building Near Bellevue Washington

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.

Emerald Heights, a senior living community in Redmond, Washington, officially opened the doors to their newest addition, Courtyard, and started welcoming their first residents.

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.

“After many years of anticipation, we are so excited to finally welcome our new Courtyard residents,” says Grant Linacre, Executive Director of Emerald Heights. “We wanted this campus addition to provide everything residents would need. Existing residents are excited to meet their new neighbors and help them become acquainted with their new home.”

The $63 million project was designed by the architectural firm of Rice Fergus Miller under the direction of Dean Kelly and built by GLY Construction.

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 to 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 anticipated to be completed early in 2025.

Emerald Heights, sponsored by Emerald Communities, is a nonprofit 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.