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Oregon Y Closing following Dispute with Landlord

The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, which offers programming in the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, areas, is closing one of its facilities. The Beaverton (OR) Family location will close July 29, and its memberships and programming will be transferred to the nearby Beaverton Hoop Y, according to local media reports.

The nonprofit recently settled a $1.5 million lawsuit with one of the landlords of the closing facility, which previously operated as the for-profit Park Place Athletic Club.

Under its lease agreement, the Beaverton Family Y’s equipment and membership were to be returned to the property’s owners, Tami and Michael Pardee, in 2013. In her suit, Tami Pardee claimed that the Y was not properly maintaining the equipment at its Beavertown Family location and was trying to divert that location’s members to the Beaverton Hoop location.

Pardee has agreed to the sale of the property to an unnamed buyer who plans to remodel and reopen it in fall 2012. Neither the sale price of the building (which has been assessed at $3.25 million) nor the settlement amount has been reported.

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