The Community

When it opened in summer 2017, Heron’s Key welcomed residents with a choice of senior living residences and beautiful views of the wooded area around Gig Harbor, Washington. The not-for-profit Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community in the Seattle area is being developed for Emerald Communities of Redmond, Washington.

Heron’s Key is Gig Harbor’s first Type A CCRC, a designation that allows the community to continually accommodate residents’ changing needs as they age. A full complement of restaurant-style dining options, fitness and wellness facilities, landscaped and wooded nature trails, and other amenities also will be offered for residents’ enjoyment.

Situated on 18 acres, the campus allows for the construction of an additional 88 independent living residences, 32 memory care assisted living suites, and other amenity spaces expansion, including a pool and auditorium, at a later date.


Heron’s Key at Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor, Washington

Product Type

Life Plan Community

Development Project Scope

New Development

Unit Mix

Independent living: 194
Skilled nursing: 45
Assisted living: 36

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LCS Development, An LCS Company, is a full-service third-party developer of Life Plan and rental communities solely dedicated to designing and developing senior living communities since 1971. It has experience in helping owners and sponsors develop highly complex projects in markets throughout the United States. Utilizing four decades of in-house expertise and single-source precision ranging from master planning and design to construction management, sales, finance and more, LCS Development has helped develop more than $2.6 billion worth of projects in the last 10 years. At LCS Development, Experience Is Everything®.