Imagine enjoying the big game in an outdoor living room complete with a fireplace, playing pool in a swanky billiards room, or spending days with friends and savoring restaurant-quality meals prepared for you daily — with all of your needs catered to by a team of professional, compassionate, and dedicated staff.
All this and much more will describe life at Belle Harbour — a 142,000-square-foot senior living campus that is expected to open in spring 2022 at 2110 116th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue.
The $93 million project will offer 149 senior living suites and create 120 jobs.
Spanning across 2.89 acres just minutes from Overlake Medical Center, Belle Harbour will be comprised of two distinct senior communities connected by a sky bridge.
At The Park at Belle Harbour, an assisted living community, residents are greeted by nautical themes nodding to Bellevue’s maritime past. Filled with opportunities for entertainment, first-class cuisine, and vibrant friendships, The Park at Belle Harbour will provide a catered living experience where residents are offered a myriad of services and amenities to enjoy and take part in.
“We build communities residents want to live in and grandkids want to visit,” said Aaron Koelsch, president and CEO of Koelsch Communities.
Leaning into Koelsch’s 30 years of dedication to Memory Care, the campus’s second community, The Inn at Belle Harbour, is a stand-alone community built solely for the purpose of serving seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Since memory care residents often recall the past even more vividly than the present, this community will incorporate what Koelsch calls “historical surprises” throughout, like a 1950s car in the courtyard and curio cabinets full of items from the past.
“Everything we do at Koelsch is personal,” Koelsch says. “We care about the details.”
Specially designed rooms such as Jack’s Cabin or Emma’s 1950s kitchen create an environment for reminiscence, sparking memories for residents. On Main Street sits a boulevard full of shops and experiences for residents to enjoy. One of them is Alice’s General Store, where residents can “make purchases” or Emmett’s Garage where a classic car sits for residents to relive their teenage years.
“We are intentional with every aspect of our communities. We believe in the innovative programs that make aging well possible, and building a strong foundation of excellence in safety, service, and care,” said Koelsch.