Manhattan Beach pledges $1M to help build new senior and scout community center

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The Manhattan Beach City Council has pledged $ 1 million to help build a new Senior and Scout Community Center.

The new building will replace the 66-year-old Scout House building in Live Oak Park. The project will be a public-private partnership between the city and the Friends of Senior and Scout Community Center, a nonprofit organization.

The new building will be a 7,000 square-foot, two-story facility. It will contain multiple meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen, an outdoor amphitheater, a fire pit and a barbecue area.

The current Scout House was built in 1952 by volunteers. The cost of the new facility is estimated to be $3.5 million.

The nonprofit has raised $1.4 million to date. The remainder of the money needed will come from fundraising.
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