SEATTLE — A new senior living community being built in Seattle debuted a mural honoring the 1936 US Men's Olympic Rowing team from the University of Washington Wednesday.
"The 1936 Olympic team is a core feature and where we took our inspiration from," said Brian Palmore, vice president of development with Aegis Senior Living.
The company was even able to secure a special address for the soon-to-open retirement community as an homage to the team, 1936 Eastlake Ave. The community will also prominently display a boat made by the craftsman who also made the boats for the U.S. Olympic team and for the University of Washington.
The senior living community is part of the City of Seattle's Living Building Challenge certification, which requires the new construction to meet rigorous global green sustainability standards with a goal of being emission-free.
The building will use standard electricity, reducing its overall environmental impact, in addition to onsite and offsite solar panels which will provide energy to the community.
The senior living center is projected to offset more energy than it uses, according to project developers.
When the building opens in the spring of 2022, it will have 79 assisted living and memory care apartments.