Worley center work progresses

Crews at work on the Marimn Health Youth Center have not let coronavirus concerns slow their progress. Most of the building has taken shape after crews have consistantly been at work on the project since construction began in August 2019.

Crews at work on the Marimn Health Youth Center haven’t let the pandemic slow their progress.

The new youth center in Worley has started to take shape after crews worked on exterior and interior projects throughout the winter.

The Marimn Health Strategic Development Director, Heather Keen, said that despite the lock-downs and extra precautions brought on by the coronavirus, crews have been able to continue steady progress on the project.

“The (Coeur d’Alene) Tribe, Marimn Health, and Bouten Construction have all individually implemented numerous health and safety protocols to help keep workers and the greater community healthy during this time,” Ms. Keen said. “Thankfully, we haven’t yet had any significant construction delays due to the pandemic.”

Ms. Keen said that the center has started to take shape and crews have been busy erecting walls and other interior projects.

“There has been a lot framing, drywall, structural veneer, and roofing done with more to do in each of these areas,” Ms. Keen said.

She said that interior systems such as plumbing and electrical are in the process of being installed and work on those systems will continue in the coming weeks.

The location for the pool has been formed and that the footings for the Youth Center’s pavilion were poured only a few weeks ago. Ms. Keen said that crews will soon pour the concrete slab for the pavilion in the coming weeks.

Crews started construction on the center in August 2019 and it is slated to provide 32,200 square feet of activity space for the community.

There will also be outside recreational areas including a basketball court, softball and baseball fields, and a football field that can double as powwow grounds.

The youth center is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

For more information contact Marimn Health at 208-686-1931.

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