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Senior Center restarts construction of Waterfront Center

Series: Coronavirus | Story 148

Last updated 5/7/2020 at 10:48am

Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center in Edmonds under construction.

The Edmonds Senior Center is restarting construction of the Edmonds Waterfront Center today, May 4.

"Everyone is ecstatic to see things get back underway," said Gary Haakenson, Senior Center board president. "We had been making such great progress since the start of construction in July."

On April 24, the state issued Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, intended for construction projects that had been shut down due to Gov. Jay Inslee's order at the end of March.

Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center in Edmonds under construction.

"The W.G. Clark and Environmental Works (architectural firm) staff have been working at home to catch up on backlogged design refinements, reporting and coordination to allow for a smooth restart of construction," said senior project manager Jim Bray of W.G. Clark, the construction company for the project.

"The newly implemented guidelines address all the state's requirements. Daily screening is a condition of entry to the job site, along with social distancing, sanitation and personal hygiene. All will be the key factors in keeping everyone healthy."

The Senior Center has raised $14.1 millions toward its $16.3 million goal.

"Capital fundraising has slowed considerably as the community understandably focus on providing for our most vulnerable citizens," said Senior Center Executive Director Daniel Johnson.

"The City of Edmonds and community donors have been very generous in support of efforts to stay connected with our seniors through daily meal delivery, telecounseling and efforts to offer online classes."


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