New retirement community coming to Des Moines

Brian Scalabrine, a former professional basketball player, is playing a much different role these days as the co-owner of a $23 million retirement community in Des Moines.
Scalabrine is part of the team developing land in the waterfront city’s downtown area where The Adriana is being built by Village Concepts. A groundbreaking was held in January for the 101,427-square-feet, five-story building. It will have 119 senior apartments, each with a washer and dryer, when it opens this fall. Plans also call for an atrium, social and media rooms, a kitchen, a beauty salon, and fitness and computer rooms.
Scalabrine, 37, already had ties to the area before getting involved with The Adriana. A native of Enumclaw, he played basketball at Highline College in Des Moines before transferring and finishing his college career at University of Southern California. In the National Basketball Association, he played as a forward for the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls from 2001 to 2012. While with Boston, the Celtics won an NBA championship in 2008.
Village Concepts, which was founded in 1975 and is based in Federal Way, has 15 other retirement and assisted-living communities. They include Brannan Park in Auburn, Sound Vista Village in Gig Harbor, High Point Village in Enumclaw, Alder Ridge and Mill Ridge in Milton, and Covington Place in Covington.