CITY OF LACEY TO HOLD GROUNDBREAKING FOR SENIOR CENTER EXPANSION
LACEY, WA, April 17, 2012: The City of Lacey will officially break ground on its senior center expansion project during a public ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. The event will be held adjacent to the current center in Woodland Creek Community Park, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE.
The $2.9 million project will double the size of the 5,000-square-foot facility, significantly increasing capacity in the kitchen, dining, and multi-purpose rooms. The project will also provide new spaces for senior health and education programs. The center has experienced dramatic increases in demand since opening at its current location in 2003 — mushrooming from 257 members to nearly 1,700.
Lacey received $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding toward the project. The award marked the seventh for Lacey from the block grant program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered locally by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Prior projects in the city included the existing senior center, the Lacey Child Care Center, and several low-income housing rehabilitation and preservation projects.
The building expansion was designed by BLRB Architects of Tacoma. Jones & Roberts, an Olympia firm, is the general contractor. Completion of the project is anticipated in March, 2013.
Senior Services for South Sound, which has partnered with the City of Lacey for several decades, manages the facility. Most of the building will remain open during construction, with some programs held temporarily at off-site locations.
For more information, please contact Lori Flemm, Lacey Parks and Recreation Director, at (360) 438-2633. To learn more about local senior programming and services, call the center at (360) 407-3967.
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- Lori Flemm, Director; (360) 438-2633; email@example.com