Compass for the Week of July 18, 2016

There was a generous turn-out of neighbors, friends, and future residents, along with community leaders and movers and shakers, for the ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday, July 14, for Quimper Village, a 28-unit, First-in-Washington-State-type of cohousing development for those 55 and older. There were helium balloons, speeches by city planners and the project’s builders, champagne was passed out, and Deputy Mayor Catherine Robinson gave a toast. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Teresa Verraes personally conducted the photo-op ceremonial ground-breaking with a special gold-painted shovel. The ceremony was the culmination of more than two years of planning, and KPTZ Compass was on hand last December when the project got its go-ahead. This week we reprise that show.