Former NBA player is co-owner of new affordable housing

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Former Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls basketball player Brian Scalabrine is co-owner of The Adriana in Des Moines, WA, affordable senior housing by Village Concepts that is scheduled to open in January 2017.

The $23 million project is named after Scalabrine's two daughters, Elliana and Adria, reports The Highline Times.

“For Scalabrine, the desire to support senior housing efforts stems from childhood, when he would visit his grandparents in their mobile home park,” according to the media outlet. “Puzzled by the complacency surrounding the inexcusable treatment of the elderly, Scalabrine has been searching for a better solution for senior housing ever since. Investing in The Adriana is his way of giving back and honoring the countless contributions the elder generation has made.”

Residents of the 119 units of the five-story Adriana will be able to enjoy nearby Saltwater State Park, visit the public library or take classes at Highline Community College, the newspaper reports.

Scalabrine was reared in Enumclaw, WA, and played basketball at the University of Southern California. His NBA career includes playing stints with three teams, assistant coaching and broadcasting.

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