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Creative idea led to new Senior Center

 

Last updated 5/17/2018 at Noon

Mill Creek Mayor Pam Pruitt shared a symbolic handshake with John Dolan, the vice president of the Northshore Senior Center Board of Directors on the success of the joint venture that resulted in the new Mill Creek Senior Center in the first floor lobby of Vantage at Mill Creek, a senior residential community on 133nd St SE. The center was created through a partnership between the city, the project’s developer and FPI Management, the company contracted to manage the two-story facility.

It took almost 10 years and some innovative ideas from city officials in Mill Creek to find a way to take the vision of a Senior Center from a single room into a shiny 2,500 square foot facility on the first floor lobby of Vintage at Mill Creek.

The city first explored ideas to provide a facility where seniors could gather in their own space in 2009. The request for $2 million to build a freestanding structure during an economic down did not make it past the idea stage.

But the financial roadblock did not deter the true believers.

“The city never stopped exploring options for a Senior...



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