The Central District will soon have another boxing gym. Arcaro Boxing Gym signed a lease for a street-level space at the Jefferson apartment building on 12th Avenue and E. Jefferson Street. Arcaro will offer training and coaching for non-competitive, amateur, and professional boxers.
Gym owner Tricia Arcaro Turton is a Central District resident and has coached boxers since 2004. She is currently working with Olympic hopeful Jen Hamann, who is a 2013 Continental Champion and 2013 USA Boxing National Champion.
“Arcaro Boxing will be a place where boxers can develop skills to succeed in the gym, at school, at work and home,” Turton said in a press release. “We look forward to a long relationship there with Capitol Hill Housing and the community.”
The boxing gym will cover 1,250 square feet and is hoping for an August open date. The Jefferson opened in October 2012 with 40 apartments aimed at working individuals and families. The building is sustainably designed and was made possible with funding from the City of Seattle Housing Levy and the State of Washington.
ABOUT ARCARO BOXING
Arcaro Boxing, located in Seattle, WA, trains boxers in the ring so that they can give back to their communities outside of the ring. Arcaro Boxing is a community of interaction and support, training athletes to excel at professional, amateur and fitness boxing.
ABOUT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING:
Capitol Hill Housing builds vibrant and engaged communities through affordable housing and community development in Seattle. We provide secure, affordable apartments to more than 1,800 of our neighbors across the city. Based in Capitol Hill, we have properties throughout the Seattle area. We currently own and maintain 44 buildings, including historic apartments as well as award-winning new developments. Our sustainable communities work focuses on transit-oriented development, neighborhood walkability and promoting commerce and culture. www.capitolhillhousing.org