Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Port of Olympia Supporting Community Projects

By Karen Robes Meeks

Two projects recently received support from the Port of Olympia Commission, namely the Senior Services of South Sound community kitchen feasibility study and the Lacey MakerSpace.

The commission sanctioned $19,000 toward a community kitchen feasibility study in partnership with Washington State University, Thurston Economic Development Council and Senior Services of South Sound. This project will look at the feasibility and develop a business plan for a community kitchen where all Senior Services meals can be prepared.

The commission also approved $15,000 toward equipment and other expenses for the Lacey MakerSpace project, in partnering with Thurston EDC, Saint Martin’s University and City of Lacey.

“The Lacey MakerSpace will be a community center that will contain industrial quality equipment, access for local businesses to equipment, and technology and fabricators,” according to the port, adding that the project will provide training on computers and equipment, and nurture collaboration among those with similar interests.