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Interpretive Center closer to construction

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RICHLAND, Wash. - After eight years, the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center is another step closer to construction.

Wednesday afternoon leaders from the City of Richland, the Richland Public Facilities District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a sublease that allows crews to start building in Columbia Park West.

The Interpretive Center will offer two exhibition galleries, classroom space, teachable outdoor areas, a gift shop and restaurant.

"This is a new kind of facility for this community and it's important for us to make sure people are able to understand what we are doing and this is really a positive project. It's a project for the whole community," said Kimberly Camp, CEO of the Interpretive Center.

Camp says the project still needs about $15million. They plan to break ground at the end of the summer and complete the center by Fall of 2013.