Asia Pacific Cultural Center is in a new temporary home — Portland Avenue Community Center in Tacoma – while continuing its classes, activities, and events for seniors, families, and refugees.
The Asia center (APCC) relocated May 31 and will be in its temporary quarters while a new building for it is being built at the same site it’s occupied since 1996 in the South Park area on South Tacoma Way.
“During this transitional period, our commitment to serving the community remains unwavering,” said Faaluaina Pritchard, APCC’s executive director.
The Metro Parks Tacoma-owned community center building, at 3513 Portland Ave., will be open to the general public only for planned activities.
“Providing space to APCC while they build a new home is a natural extension of our longtime partnership and a great example of how working together can better serve the community,” said Metro Parks Board member Michael Liang.
APCC began leasing the former South Park Community Center from Metro Parks Tacoma in 2012. Construction of a new building is expected to begin this fall. When finished, it will double the size of space for hosting programs promoting awareness and inclusion of Asians and Pacific Islanders.