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South Tacoma Community Center

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South Tacoma Community center was developed by Tacoma Metro Parks to provide a space for everyone in the community to enjoy. The fitness center, kitchen, dance studio, and stage are just an example of all the areas that are ADA accessible. In April of 2012, Senator Patty Murray held a field conference at STCC to discuss the Wounded Warrior Project and how facilities like STCC are helping veterans.

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South Tacoma Community Center was built over an existing peat bog which required Jody Miller Construction to install multiple aggregate piers to support the building. The building is heated using 37 250 feet deep geothermal wells and radiant flooring throughout the building. The eastern side of the building is curved to allow the Swiss Pearl siding to reflect sun light and provide a mountain view from all rooms. There are three ponds on site which hold all the storm water and provide and nice escape from day-to-day events on the nature path and over the bridge. South Tacoma Community Center is LEED Gold Certified.

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