The Youth Activity Center in Los Alamos, operated from the south side basement of the community building, is scheduled for remodeling starting mid-January.
Improvements include leveling the uneven floor and updating the near 30-year-old finishes.
After completion of improvements to the Teen Center, staff from the Los Alamos Family Council, operator of the YAC, requested improvements to the obsolete and deteriorated interior. With project savings from the Teen Center and others, this became possible.
“We are fortunate that the Teen Center and other projects came in under budget,” said Los Alamos County Project Manager Steven Huebner. “The floors were sloped with floor drains because this part of the building was originally a truck garage in the early days.”
The sloped portion of the concrete floor will be removed and replaced with a level floor to eliminate tripping hazards.
The space will be finished with concrete polished floors for longevity and easy cleaning. Cabinets and counter tops will be replaced, walls patched and painted, a sink added to the kitchenette, and the exit door will be updated to be a code-compliant fire exit.