Locker Room Demolition Has Started! 5/31/2024

🚧 FWCC Locker Room Renovation Update 🚧
 
Demolition has officially begun on our locker rooms, as you can see from the photos below! 🛠️ Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking the locker rooms down to the studs.
 
Once demolition is complete, we will soon head into the design and implementation phase. Be sure to keep an eye out for design previews that will be posted around the community center and online very soon.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We’re incredibly excited for the new and improved locker rooms to come!
 

Temporary Showers Opening April 1

Exciting news for patrons of the Federal Way Community Center! Temporary showers will be available starting Monday, April 1st, at 9 AM. These showers, equipped with hot and cold water, toilets, and ADA-accessible units, offer a convenient solution while locker room repairs are underway.

“We’re thrilled to introduce this amenity,” said Center Manager, Leif Ellsworth at the Federal Way Community Center. “It’s a temporary but essential addition to ensure our patrons can still enjoy the facility comfortably.”

Whether it’s post-workout refreshment or a quick freshen-up, these showers aim to meet the community’s needs. Don’t miss the opening on Monday morning, April 1st at 9 AM.

Click here to see our locker room update page for more information on the locker rooms.

Locker Room Update 3/21/23

We are almost there!

With only a few steps left before we can open the temporary showers and rest rooms. Staff wanted to provide you a quick update on the progress that has been made.

  • The shower trailers have arrived and been placed.
  • The plumbing has been installed and will be connected on Friday and Monday.
  • The electrical connections have been installed and completed.
  • Water hookup and been installed and completed,
  • Tent covering and flooring is being installed as we speak.

We wanted to thank you for the your patience as we work to bring back these essential functions to you. We anticipate the facilities to open later next week. We will all breath a little sigh of relief once we are able to shower and have sufficient rest room space once again. Stay tuned for more updates very soon!

Locker Room Update 2/29/2024

Dear Federal Way Community,

We hope this message finds you well. We wish to provide you with a crucial update regarding the temporary closure of the locker rooms at the Federal Way Community Center (FWCC).

Since our initial announcement of the closure, our team, in collaboration with Med-Tox Northwest and Innova Architects, has been working diligently to address the environmental concerns identified during standard testing. The testing revealed the presence of mold contaminants in the locker room area, and, as a result, we have initiated immediate remediation efforts.

As stated in our previous communication, the decision to close the locker rooms was made urgently to address the findings of environmental testing conducted as part of the Locker Room Renovation project at FWCC. The testing, carried out by Med-Tox Northwest on behalf of our contractor, Innova Architects, identified the presence of mold contaminants specifically within the locker room area.

We want to emphasize that while the closure affects the locker room facilities, all other amenities at FWCC, including the pools, remain open and accessible to our patrons. However, please be aware of changes to entry procedures into the pool areas and the temporary unavailability of the steam room and sauna.

Efforts are already underway to provide alternative locker room space, including restrooms and showers, to minimize disruption for our valued community members. We are fully committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all who use our facilities.

Key Updates:

  • Swift Remediation Action: Our decision to close the locker rooms was driven by the necessity to promptly address the findings of Med-Tox Northwest’s testing. This action is in line with our commitment to ensuring the safety, cleanliness, and enjoyment of our facilities for all patrons.
  • Facility Impact: The closure affects the locker room facilities only. The pools and other amenities at FWCC remain open and accessible to our valued patrons. However, changes to entry into the pool areas and the temporary unavailability of the steam room and sauna are to be expected.
  • Alternative Locker Room Space: Efforts are underway to provide alternative locker room spaces, including restrooms and showers, for our patrons. We understand the inconvenience caused by the closure and appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this period.
  • These are the six major components that must be carefully choregraphed to make sure that our temporary facilities meet all code requirements and will provide the repositioned facilities needed. We anticipate having all of these items listed below completed and operational by the end of March.

 

  1. Shower and Restroom Trailers Ordered Completed
  2. Sewer and Water Connections Ordered
  3. Electrical Connections Ordered
  4. Access and Tenting to shower/restroom services Completed
  5. Permitting for Electrical and Sewer once installed Waiting Approval
  • Timeline Uncertainty: While we focus on remediation efforts, it is currently unclear whether the closure will impact the overall timeline of the locker room renovations. We are committed to keeping you informed about the progress and any changes to the project timeline.

Stay Updated:

For the latest updates on the remediation and renovation progress, as well as information about alternative locker room facilities, please visit our dedicated webpage.

As we proceed with focused attention on the remediation efforts, we are currently unable to determine whether the closure will impact the overall timeline of the locker room renovations. However, we assure you that we will keep you informed of any developments as they arise.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and support as we work diligently to restore the locker rooms to the high standards of quality and safety that our community deserves.

Thank you for your understanding.

Warm Regards,

Leif Ellsworth

Locker Rooms CLOSED – 2/2/24

Dear Community Members,

At the Federal Way Community Center, our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our patrons and our community. With this in mind, we want to inform you of a necessary measure we are undertaking to ensure everyone’s safety.

Effective immediately, we are closing the locker rooms at the Federal Way Community Center. This decision is being made to initiate critical remediation efforts promptly and is part of our overall project to completely renovate the locker rooms to ensure they are a safe, clean, and enjoyable space for all patrons to use.

As part of the Locker Room Renovation project at FWCC, Med-Tox Northwest was engaged by our contractor, Innova Architects, to conduct standard testing for environmental conditions within the entire facility. The testing revealed the presence of mold contaminants within the locker room area. No mold was detected in the remainder of the FWCC.

While the closure may come sooner than anticipated, it is imperative that we take swift action to follow the recommendations made by Med-Tox Northwest’s to mitigate any potential safety risks and to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards of quality. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please note that this closure only impacts the locker room facilities and other facilities and amenities, including the pools, at the Federal Way Community Center remain open and accessible to our patrons. But, you will notice changes to the entry into the pool areas and loss of access to and use of the steam room and sauna.

Steps to provide an alternative locker room space, including restrooms and showers, are already underway. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all members of our community and will provide updates on these efforts and the overall remediation and renovation work. Please visit https://itallhappenshere.org/locker-room-renovations/ for more information and updates as we have them.

While the closure allows for focused attention on remediation efforts, it is unclear at this time whether it will impact the overall timeline of the locker room renovations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Leif Ellsworth, who is available to assist you.

Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize your safety and well-being.

Sincerely,

 

Leif Ellsworth

Community Center Manager

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