Our view this week

We recently had the pleasure of facilitating a strategic planning retreat with the University of Washington AIMS Center. In addition to enjoying spending the day with a bright and engaged group of professionals that are passionate about advancing integrated healthcare, we also had a lot of fun co-facilitating with our teaming partner Nancy White.

The retreat was held at the Talaris Conference Center, an 18-acre park-like setting near the University of Washington. Karin is a nature-lover and found the setting to be beautiful and serene, including the Blue Heron enjoying the wildlife pond when she arrived that morning.  

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Just as Karin discovered the Talaris Center, she also learned that it would be changing. The campus has been sold to a developer and while some of the existing buildings and park space will remain, most will be demolished to build over 60 single-family homes on large lots that could sell for about $2 million each, according to an article in the Seattle Times.  This got Karin thinking about the amazing potential this space offers if developed sustainably - maintaining green space, and increasing urban density and affordable housing options close to public transit where a diverse community could live, work, play and thrive in this neighborhood.

What’s your view this week?