Five Points Washington breaks ground on expansion project

By WEEK Producer

Five Points Washington breaks ground on expansion project

August 30, 2013 Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Five points in Washington is expanding to better serve its members.

The Washington Area Community Center broke ground Friday on a new addition to Five Points.

The project costs $1.8 million and will add a two story structure containing four classrooms to the north side of the gym and walking track.

The facility offers more than 100 fitness classes a week.

General Manager Vikki Poorman said they have utilized all of their options in terms of where they can hold the classes.

"When we first opened the banquet rooms were not being utilized as frequently as they are now so we had some classes in the banquet rooms,” said Poorman. “Then we moved to the theatre stage and as those have built up and are being used for their intended purposes then we just had to move it to the gym at that point because it was our only option."

Construction is set to begin next week and is expected to be completed by April 2014.

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