Burien Officials To Present Final Plans For New Community Center At 7pm Mon. Feb. 4th

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Burien Community CenterBurien officials will be presenting the final preferred plan and results of a community survey concerning a proposed new community recreation center at a City Council meeting at 7pm on Monday, Feb. 4.

The meeting will be held at the Highline School District Administration Building (located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. S.W. in Burien).

The public will be able to learn more about what features the facility will provide, including fitness facilities, a leisure pool, senior center and programming space for youth and families.

Housed in a 1950s-era elementary school, the existing Burien Community Center was formerly known as the Chelsea Elementary School which closed in 1976. It was sold to King County in 1982 and operated as the Highline Community Center for several years until it was taken over by the City of Burien following incorporation.

Burien officials are considering a public vote on a bond measure for construction of the new facility. In addition to a capital construction bond, funding for the project could involve a variety of other resources, including banked property taxes that will go toward the senior program portion of the facility, capital improvement program funds, revenue bonds that are based on facility and user fees, and other forms of public and private resources.


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