Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To New YMCA
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.
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: