In response to increased demand for senior independent living units, Emerald Heights is enhancing its campus offerings with a new environmentally responsible apartment complex. Comprised of two three-story wood-framed buildings atop an underground parking garage, The Courtyard features 42 one- and two-bedroom apartments, six new floor plans, and a central courtyard complete with a water feature and firepit. Each unit includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and quality finishes.

GLY has completed numerous projects throughout the Emerald Heights campus over the last 10+ years as part of the community’s master planning efforts. Each project approach is unique, and The Courtyard is no exception. This is the first project on the campus to use a tower crane, which is necessary to hoist material safely and effectively throughout the long, narrow, tight site footprint and to stay clear of the surrounding tall evergreen trees. This project also uses a shored excavation. Shoring allows for the parking garage excavation to occur while keeping the through-campus road intact and minimizes the need to remove additional trees.

Renderings courtesy of Rice Fergus Miller.


Emerald Communities

Owner Representative

Lawton Project Management Group


Rice Fergus Miller


70,600 SF Living Space | 35,700 SF Garage




Salmon-Safe Site

Emerald Heights Courtyard Rendering
Emerald Heights Courtyard Rendering
Emerald Heights Courtyard Rendering
Emerald Heights Courtyard Rendering