Depot building still in Lacey’s future

February 2nd, 2017 by Ken

At a work session Thursday evening, the Lacey City Council discussed a new building and location for a new Lacey Museum.

The building at 5700 Lacey Boulevard was purchased last year for about $970,000.  It’s a 16,000 sq ft facility which the city wants as a combined museum and civic center.  The council discussed work plans and potential design for the building.   About 10,000 sq ft will be for the new museum and 6000 sq feet for a civic center.   Exact details are still in the works.

But, councilmembers questioned, what’s to become of the original plan to build a replica of the city’s train depot near the site where it originally sat.   The members liked the idea of keeping it and discussed several ideas.  In the end they determined to keep the depot in the city plans and maybe use it as the first step.

The council talked about money sources to get started with the depot and seek donated funds from local organizations.  City funds will also be used.

Since this was a preliminary meeting, no design or costs were presented.   The council just wanted to keep the train depot in the plans.

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