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Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Pacifica: Seriously...We're Open!

That's what the sign on the fence by the gated entry says:  "SERIOUSLY...WE'RE OPEN!"  

Welcome to the neighborhood!

The brand new 177-unit high-rise apartment towers now known as The Pacifica has its first residents already moved-in and held an invitational open house on Friday afternoon.  
The Pacifica was built by the Rush Companies and managed by Rush Property Management. It is located in what had been a largely underutilized parking lot on the back side (west side) of the Tacoma Mall Office Building.  The lot saw little use except for a motorcycle rider instruction class that was held for many years.  What a surprise when the construction area fence first went up.  It has been a joy to see the project develop literally from the ground up.  

The Pacifica's amenities include a massive outdoor swimming pool and deck, cabana, sauna, business center, massage therapy suite, storage units adjacent to apartment units, and underground parking. 

The interior architecture is modern and exquisite.  Granite counter tops are so expansive they're breath-taking. Every unit has a unique style.  Nothing boxy-looking.  Even the studio apartments have features that are enticing.  Windows and transoms galore with abundant natural light to frame the sunsets on the Olympic Mountains (west) side of the buildings and the sunrises on the Mount Rainier (east) side.

While attending the open house reception there was a palpable super-charged energy in the air among the leasing agents.  They were so welcoming and accommodating.  I toured one each of every apartment floorplan available:  studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom with 2 baths, and 2-bedroom with 1-3/4 baths.  The color palettes that were chosen have a warmth and home-like feel that is very welcoming.  
The reception was held in a community room that features a wall-mounted flat screen television and amazing sound system.  It was an altogether lovely event to kick-off the opening of The Pacifica.  Congratulations to all who have worked so hard -- especially the construction workers -- who braved rainy days, strong winds, and icy conditions -- to stay on the job and build this grand new destination location for future residents.  

It is heartwarming to see that despite so much of what we see and hear about how tough times are (and they are tough for many people) that there are still visionaries who move forward, plan, and build for what will be better days and years ahead.  

Hats off to Rush Companies and The Pacifica.  

Welcome to the neighborhood!


Anonymous said...

I would love to see photos of the interior rather than those of the refreshments.

Anonymous said...

nice cookies.

say, you know what would be helpful? what do these condos look like?

auto extreme inc said...

open houses are really still great way of showcasing condos and houses. nice way to start your openening.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I've always wanted to live at the Mall.