A small crowd attended a brief ceremony celebrating the transformation of the Armory to the Transit-Community Center (T-CC). Mason Transit Authority General Manager Brad Patterson welcomed the public and officials, leading the crowd in cheers and a toast to the new center. City of Shelton Commissioner, Mike Olsen and T-CC Manager, Kathy Geist also spoke briefly about the new center.
Before the ceremony, those in attendance were invited to sign a piece of steel representing the ‘high point’ in the transformation of the armory to the transit center. The small crowd stayed despite the sudden downpour and watched the steel being lifted and placed.
The event was held at the project site of the future Transit-Community Center, 600 Franklin Street, downtown Shelton.
Short Video of the event (youtube)
According to the Mason Transit Authority website project page:
The renovated facility will:
- Create a link between multi-modal transportation (bus, cycling, and walking) Provide a centralized location where people of all ages can come to meet, receive services, recreate, learn and socialize, making their connections through public transit, housing activities that include:
- Community and Transit information
- Technology training
- Public gatherings, classes and meetings
- Youth and senior programs
- Indoor athletics and other active programs
- Social and human services agency offices
- Private business enterprise
- Disaster relief shelter
The center is scheduled to open in January 2015.
For more information, check the T-CC page on the Mason Transit Authority website.
June 27, 2014/KMAS News
IMAGES/ Above: Group picture on steel piece that was signed by those in attendance.
Below: Raising of the steel piece
July 26, 2014/KMAS News