Grow Clay County, Partners, Aiming For Extra $4 Million To Fund Life Center Add-Ons

By Quinn O’Hara

After gathering and listening to community feedback following the announcement of the soon-to-be-built Clay Center Multigenerational Life Center, Grow Clay County and their partners have begun to explore potential additions to the project.

Grow Clay County Director Natalie Muruato said the additions, “would turn a good facility great.”

Those proposed additions include a storm shelter, a walking track, additional gymnasium space, a recreation equipment storage area, a turf area, and more. Muruato said the changes would add roughly 16,000 square feet to the project, totaling 36,000 square feet over the whole facility.

Muruato said the proposed additions would require an additional $4 million in funding. She said the project’s organizers have created a Fundraising Committee to coordinate fundraising and grant writing efforts to gather those additional funds.

Muruato noted that the additional $4 million is not a necessity to make the project happen, but rather will add several quality-of-life updates to the plans before the structure is built. Muruato said, “We’re going to reassess our fundraising efforts after three months, see what we have, and whatever we have is what will determine what gets built. At the minimum, the $4 million facility that was proposed with the accelerator grant will be built.”

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