March 6, 1997

Study About New Senior Center Enters Another Stage

By The Spokesman-Review

The South Hill Senior Center is embarking on the next phase of a feasibility study that could lead to construction of a permanent home for it.

Currently the senior center is housed in leased commercial space at 2727 S. Mount Vernon, but its members are making plans to find a site and build a $1 million center.

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Foundation recently donated $6,500 to pay for the second phase of the study.

A consultant, Adams & Associates, has been hired to interview potential donors and seek support for funding.

Currently the center pays $37,600 a year to lease its 9,000-square foot space. The lease money would be available for mortgage payments if a new center is built.

The current facility does not have a commercial kitchen, so lunches and dinners are frequently prepared elsewhere. There aren’t enough classrooms, and some programs are held upstairs from the main office.

The preferred location for a new center would be near Lincoln Heights. About 2.5 acres are needed. The new building would be about 12,000 square feet.

At least three fund-raisers are planned.

A bridge-a-rama is scheduled for March 16 at 2 p.m. at the center. Entrants should call the center at 535-0803.

On April 13 the center will sponsor a tea dance from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel.

Later in the spring, a plant sale is planned.

, DataTimes

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus