Aegis Senior Communities embarked on a transformative project at Lake Boren’s north shore in Newcastle, Washington, showcasing a property rich in environmental assets like wetlands, a lakeshore, and a vital stream habitat for wild trout in China Creek. Recognizing the importance of preserving these features, Aegis engaged in extensive collaboration with regulatory bodies such as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Newcastle.

In response to the unique environmental context, Aegis developed a comprehensive plan that accommodated a five-story, 110-unit senior care facility and prioritized environmental stewardship. PACE spearheaded a multi-disciplinary team to manage various aspects, including civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, and environmental consulting. PACE’s survey team defined the 6.5-acre Peterson/Rumph property and provided an updated ALTA map of the site. Through skillful negotiation and collaboration, PACE facilitated a development agreement with the City of Newcastle, ensuring a balance between environmental preservation and economic viability.

Central to the project’s success was the proactive approach taken by the Aegis/PACE team, which proposed innovative solutions such as relocating and enhancing the natural stream channel and bolstering existing buffers with native vegetation. These enhancements improved wildlife habitat throughout the seasons and created engaging pedestrian spaces by developing raised boardwalks and interpretive areas. By integrating environmental considerations into the project’s core vision, Aegis and PACE demonstrated a commitment to sustainable development and community enhancement.




Client Name

Aegis Living


Newcastle, WA


  • Initial Assessment Report
  • Site Plan
  • China Creek Study
  • Stream Relocation
  • Boardwalk Design
  • Utility Design
  • Land Surveying
  • Boundary Line Adjustment
  • Legal Descriptions & Easements
  • Permitting
  • As-Built Plans
  • Construction Administration
  • Stakeholder Coordination