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Auburn Chooses Pease Construction to Construct Community Center and Youth/Teen Center

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The Auburn City Council has approved the selection of Lakewood-based Pease Construction, Inc. to build the City’s new community center and youth/teen center at the Auburn Community Campus. Construction is slated to begin in August and will be completed in spring of 2016. The combined Community Center and Youth/Teen Center is located at the north end of the Auburn Community Campus adjacent to the new gym. It’s an exciting project that will provide additional amenities to the entire city of Auburn.

Pease Construction was chosen from a pool of eight bidders based on the lowest bid and additional information as outlined in applicable RCWs.

Since being established in 1984, Pease Construction has completed over 400 projects, ranging from multi-million dollar Army Training Centers, to historical renovations and small tenant improvement projects. Pease Construction has won numerous awards for excellence in construction and project management.

The community and Youth/Teen center design calls for approximately 21,000 square feet of building space to be used for educational, cultural, and social activities. Emphasis will be placed on creating spaces that will attract teens and encourage cross-generational interactions with the existing  Senior Activity Center.  The community and teen center will be created by renovating the City’s existing Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Building (approximately 7,300 square feet) and adding approximately 13,700 square feet of new building space.

The Auburn Community Campus in the heart of Auburn contains a host of public amenities, including Les Gove Park, Discovery Playground, Rotary Spray Playground,  the King County Library - Auburn Branch, White River Valley Museum, Auburn Senior Activity Center, Les Gove Gymnasium, Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Offices, and is neighbored by the community service provider, Auburn Youth Resources.

Funding for the community center and youth/teen center comes from Washington State through a  $3 million grant provided by the taxpayers of Washington State through the Projects that Strengthen Youth and Families Program and $6 million from the City of Auburn.  Budget includes construction and other costs including architectural and engineering, permits, furniture, equipment, contingency and sales tax.

For more information about Auburn’s community center and youth/teen center, please contact Irma Dore, Project Manager at idore@auburnwa.gov or 253-876-1910.

ABOUT AUBURN’S COMMUNITY CAMPUS
The Auburn Community Campus in the heart of Auburn contains a host of public amenities, including Les Gove Park, Discovery Playground, Rotary Spray Playground,  the King County Library - Auburn Branch, White River Valley Museum, Auburn Senior Activity Center, Les Gove Gymnasium, Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Offices, and is neighbored by the community service provider, Auburn Youth Resources.

The Auburn Community Campus is a major community asset and is in a position to grow and improve with adjacent civic facilities and newly acquired properties. Through the master planning process, the City is in the process of developing an updated vision for the Campus and Les Gove Park into the future, utilizing existing civic amenities.

ABOUT PEASE CONSTRUCTION INC
Pease Construction, Inc.  was established in 1984 by Patricia Candiotta and Loren Pease. Our success relies partly on having a staff of innovative and hardworking individuals with extensive knowledge of the industry. Our firm's success has been by hiring well and we are proud to say most of our employees have been working at PCI for more than 20 years.

As a small business, WBE, General Contracting firm, our performance is strong in every respect, as evidenced by the commendations received from architects, and owners. It is a distinguished caliber of work that our clients have learned to expect from PCI and it is that expectation that retains them as our client. We have enjoyed positive working relationships with engineers, architects and owners, and have been able to produce quality projects that meet the demands of all parties.

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