The expansion project planned for the Ballard Boys and Girls Club (1767 NW 64th St) is moving forward. The Department of Planning and Development approved the permit application for the project, which calls for a 5,400 square foot addition and parking for 18 vehicles.
The entrance to the Ballard Boys & Girls Club on 64th St NW.
The remodel will double the club’s current size and will give each grade its own classroom, instead of the current split-classroom situation they have right now. The entrance to the club will also be moved from 64th St NW to 63rd St NW.
Artist’s rendering of the club as seen from NW 63rd St.
Fundraising efforts for the project are still underway. Mark Hendricks, the executive director of the club, says they are waiting on a possible $500,000 grant from the state and if that comes through they only need to raise $100,000 more. If the club doesn’t receive the grant, Hendricks is looking to raise another $600,000. The recent auction netted the club $56,000 which goes directly to the expansion. The entire project is expected to cost $2.1 million.
Artist’s rendering of the club as seen from NW 64th St.
Hendricks tells us that construction will begin later this summer. “We would hope to be mid-August that we have the contractor out here,” he says. If all goes according to plan, the project will be completed by next May.