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Boys & Girls Club readies for addition

 

June 4, 2014

Eric Seidle

Board members from the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line break ground Tuesday in preparation for next week's start of the club's major addition project. The addition will help the Boys & Girls Club to service more children and also add a full kitchen. For information on donating to the project contact Endowment Director Rachel Dean at 265-6206.

The Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line performed a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction for the new addition to their building.

The 4,000 square-foot addition will contain a multi-purpose room and kitchen. Currently, the club is cooking meals on hot plates and George Foreman grills. When they are cooking for children, they could be cooking 180 dinners a night.

The board has not reached its goal of $1.8 million just yet, but Endowment Director Rachel Dean said they are close enough that they feel comfortable beginning the work now. She said they have around $1.6 million, figuring in pledges and grants.

Construction on the addition is set to begin Monday, Dean said. The building is scheduled to be finished at the end of the year, if things go according to the plan. Clausen & Sons is the general contractor hired for the job.

Once the addition is installed, the Boys & Girls Club will be able to accept more children. I...



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Reader Comments

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Parking writes:

I remember years back the hassle the city put me through for permits for a little addition I added to my business because I was short the required off street parking. Surely they didn't issue permits for a bigger building without more parking. Or did they?