This unique property contains significant environmental features, a lake shore, wetlands, and a stream (China Creek) that provides habitat to wild trout. Extensive coordination and review occurred with the regulatory agencies, including the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Newcastle. Aegis developed a five-story, 110-unit senior care facility on the eastern half of the seven-acre parcel. The property is on the north shore of Lake Boren in Newcastle, WA. The site design included a generous open space, a wetland, and buffers.
PACE managed a multidiscipline consultant team, including a civil engineer, landscape architect, building architect, land use counsel, traffic engineer, geotechnical engineer, and biologist. We professionally crafted a development agreement with the city of Newcastle to balance important environmental priorities and fundamental development economics. The Aegis/PACE team proposed to relocate and construct a natural stream channel. Additionally, we proposed enhancing the existing low-grade buffers by adding native vegetation to improve the four-season wildlife habitat areas, supported by the development of raised boardwalks and interpretative areas for pedestrians.