community centers http://www.kplu.org en At long last, a community center for Belltown http://www.kplu.org/post/long-last-community-center-belltown <p>After more than 12 years of waiting, the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown is <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/current/Belltown_Neighborhood_Center.htm">getting a community center</a>. The Belltown Community Center got underway in 1999, when voters approved a Parks levy to pay for it. After years of setbacks and delays, a dead-end partnership and scarce real estate, the city landed on a rental property. It’s an old auto shop on the corner of 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Bell Street, full of exposed beams, big windows and loft aesthetics.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:50:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6344 at http://www.kplu.org At long last, a community center for Belltown Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’ http://www.kplu.org/post/default-%E2%80%98trouble%E2%80%99-spreads-beyond-washingtons-%E2%80%98river-city%E2%80%99 <p>For the first time in nearly a decade, a Washington municipality has defaulted on a loan. The Greater Wenatchee Public Facilities District operates Town Toyota Center near the banks of the Columbia River. It missed a major bond payment on December 1st. Now the Washington legislature is debating whether to step in.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:41:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3391 at http://www.kplu.org Default ‘trouble’ spreads beyond Washington's ‘river city’ Options for Seattle community centers include closures http://www.kplu.org/post/options-seattle-community-centers-include-closures <p>Some neighborhoods could lose their central gathering spots for kids and seniors. The city is considering closing several community centers or reducing hours to cut costs.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 23:25:41 +0000 Charla Bear 1892 at http://www.kplu.org Options for Seattle community centers include closures What should happen to Seattle's community centers? http://www.kplu.org/post/what-should-happen-seattles-community-centers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949107.mp3</p><p>If you care about youth sports, neighborhood gatherings or activities for seniors, you might rely on community centers. In Seattle, some <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/newsdetail.asp?id=11398&amp;Dept=28">big changes to the facilities could be on the way</a>. Officials say they’re too expensive as the city struggles with shrinking revenue. So they're asking anyone who's interested in community centers to help decide their fate.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:11:37 +0000 Charla Bear 671 at http://www.kplu.org What should happen to Seattle's community centers?