Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To Highline YMCA

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Rep. Dave Upthegrove will present Claudia Tanis, Executive Director of the Highline YMCA, with a $2 million “check” at their board meeting Tuesday afternoon (May 19th) at SeaTac City Hall.

Upthegrove will formally announce the appropriation, which is funded by a Youth Recreational Facilities Grant ($800,000) and a Building Communities Fund Grant ($1,163,000). Both grants are part of the state’s capital budget.

Rep. Upthegrove represents the 33rd District, which serves SeaTac, Des Moines, Normandy Park and large parts of Kent and Burien.

The money will be used to aid construction of a Silver LEED 48,000 square foot comprehensive Family YMCA to serve the Highline/Sea Tac community. The new facility will serve over 15,000 individuals – more than triple the amount currently served – and provide 100-150 new jobs.

The new YMCA will be located at South 188th Street and 37th Avenue South, and will include amenities like:

  • Aquatic Center
  • Youth Development Center
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Full-Size Gym
  • Wellness Studios
  • Adventure Zone
  • Kids Corner
  • Family Center
  • Community Kitchen
  • Reflection Room
  • Pinnacle Climbing Wall
  • Cardio & Strength Training Center

Here’s a “virtual” video tour:

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