The Grand Opening of “Ed Tower” at Our Heroes Place was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 409 E. Mill Plain Boulevard on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Ed Tower, one of two new five-story towers in the Our Heroes Place complex, is a key part of Prestige Development’s unwavering commitment to revitalize Downtown Vancouver through innovative architectural solutions enhancing our community. The ribbon cutting event was organized by Prestige Development CEO Elie Kassab and his staff, Identity Clark County (ICC) President Ron Arp, ICC Vice President Jim Mains, and Sean Philbrook, ICC Program Manager.
Organizers were pleased to be joined at the event by Mayor Anne McInerny-Ogle and several City Council members including Bart Hansen, Laurie Lebowsky, Linda Glover, and Erik Paulsen. Honored guests included County Council members John Blom, Temple Lentz, and Gary Medvigy. Alishia Topper, Greg Kimsey and many other elected current and former officials were also in attendance. The event was also attended by representatives of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler, and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
Guests at the event enjoyed catering by Beaches and Warehouse 23. Spectacular desserts were provided by Signature Baking Co. of Battle Ground.
Dedicated to Ed and Dollie Lynch
Ron Arp began the grand opening festivities. Arp is the current President of ICC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Clark County through “economic expansion and vitality.” Elie Kassab, an ICC Honors Leader and CEO of Prestige Development, followed Arp at the podium. Kassab shared with guests why the two towers in Our Heroes Place complex are named in dedication to Ed and Dollie Lynch. “Ed and Dollie were two of the finest, most generous and loving people you’ll ever meet. Their love for God, family, country and community is unequalled. It is ‘The Highest Love.’”
Ed Lynch was the Chairman of ICC for many years. His vision for Clark County and his dedication to his community inspired many to follow in his footsteps. Kassab said of Lynch, “He was our leader, mentor, and teacher. He lead by example. He and Dollie helped nurture several generations of business, community, and philanthropy leaders. What an example to follow! We all loved Ed and Dollie dearly. Their love for our community and helping others kept on going while on Earth and now in Heaven.”
Michael Lynch, son of Ed and Dollie, shared his thoughts with the crowd. He was followed by his sister, Susan. After the speeches, the guests were invited to step outside for the dedication and unveiling of the highly anticipated new bronze sculpture. A beautiful dark shroud and red ribbon designed and created by Carrie Arp covered the bronze sculpture as guests arrived.
The Highest Love
‘The Highest Love’ by internationally renowned artists Jim and Christina Demetro was unveiled and dedicated at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The piece also marks the 25th anniversary of the father and daughter collaborating on numerous bronze sculptures. Nestled on the northwest corner of Ed Tower, the bronze statue sculpture rises gracefully as a tribute to Ed and Dollie Lynch and their love for one another. Christina said of the piece, “It is dedicated to loving couples everywhere. May you find the deepest smile and the highest love.”
Guests were treated to tours of second and fifth floor luxury studio and one-bedroom apartments in Ed Tower throughout the event. Our Heroes Place is a new multi-use complex developed by Prestige Development in the heart of Vancouver. The complex features two towers with forty-nine apartments, 3,400 square feet of commercial space, and over 60 off-street parking spaces. The complex is conveniently located near I-5, Highway 14 and Highway 500. Phase 1 of the project, Ed Tower, is already leasing fully furnished studio and one-bedroom luxury residential apartment homes on the upper four floors. Ed Tower’s move-in ready apartments will provide homes for people moving into the area, the downsizing generation, young people getting into their first home, and people who want to live and work downtown.
Street level retail space in Ed Tower is ready for development. The commercial space is expected to be divided into two to three commercial spaces, and includes a drive-thru window in a location ideal for a coffee shop and an outdoor seating area. The market study’s top priorities for the area are food service, drive-through coffee, convenience store, and shipping facility and/or shipping store.
Newly completed Ed Tower is one of two buildings in the multi-use complex developed by Prestige Development. “Dollie Tower” is just south of Ed Tower, and expected to be completed and ready for residents to begin leasing by the end of January 2020. Dollie Tower will be home to twenty-one luxury apartments and three beautiful penthouses. Amenities in the five-story tower will include a dog washing station, weight room fitness center, covered parking, and secure package lockers by LuxerOne.
Cutting the Ribbon
The Grand Opening of Our Heroes Place was commemorated with the official Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Representatives from the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held the big red ribbon as Mr. and Mrs. Kassab cut the ribbon.
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