Saxman community center taking shape

Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2001

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A new Saxman community center roof is essentially complete, according to project manager Dave Jensen.

The new hall will replace the Saxman Community Hall that collapsed under heavy snow in February 1999.

The building will sport a National Basketball Association-size basketball court with a running course on the second level.

The building will be equipped with showers, a portable stage for large gatherings, space to feed 500 people and a commercial kitchen.

The building will feature lobbies on both floors, a large conference room, two offices and a 300-seat auditorium, Jensen said.

The city of Saxman is preparing to advertise for electrical and mechanical contractors. The building is projected to open in June.

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