Monday, February 4, 2013

Don't Miss Talaris Re-Development Open Houses That Continue This Week

The Talaris Open Houses have been going on the last 2 weeks, regarding the future re-development of the Talaris Conference Center, and conclude this week.

All are welcome to attend to see the exhibits showing the proposed two options, meet with George Thurtle with John L. Scott, and lead Consultant to 4000 Property owners, give input, share concerns, and have questions answered.

The Open Houses are held in the Willows Building, the central building cluster at the Talaris Conference Center and the dates and times are:

  • February 4th, 3-7pm
  • February 7th, 3-7pm
  • February 9th, 11-2pm

  • 4000 Properties who purchased Talaris in 2000 from Era Care Communities for $15,630,000, developed the site into Talaris Institute which focused on infant and early learning research of the brain.

    Talaris was sold by the owner earlier this year, and the owner is proposing potential new development for the site as depicted in the two options on the developers website, Talaris Living.  

    The Laurelhurst Community Club, has been involved with the site once known as Batelle, for over 30 years, in ensuring the property is well integrated with the neighborhood by closely monitoring any proposed development.

    The Laurelhurst Blog has previously received numerous comments from those who attended the November Laurelhurst Community Club Board meeting where the two options were first presented.

    Since that meeting, LLC has received many questions from the community which George and the team, including Brent Carson, Van Ness Feldman Gordon Derr, and Read-Waggoner, an agency 4000 LLC  hired that "provides community outreach on planning, design, public facilities and policy" have recently answered on their website.

    If you are not able to attend any of the Open Houses, you can always call or send comments to George Thurtle, the lead development consultant, at (206) 713-3355 or

    (photo courtesy of Talaris Living website)

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