New SHAG apartments coming to Federal Way


New SHAG apartments coming to Federal Way

A 380-unit apartment complex that’s scheduled to open this summer in Federal Way is under construction by Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG).
The rental units will be housed in two 65-foot towers joined by a skybridge. The project, called Celebration Senior Living, includes ground-level parking, a social building and open space.
SHAG is a non-profit organization that provides affordable rental apartments for low and moderate-income seniors in the Puget Sound region.

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Public can join Point Defiance Park planning

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Free sites recycle fluorescent lights

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Senior Eats

It’s Greek for you It’s Greek for you

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Product/Business Showcase

70 vendors + 3,000 shoppers = Women’s League Flea Market 70 vendors + 3,000 shoppers = Women’s League Flea Market

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