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.  


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?