Griffin Structures provided construction management services for a new 26,500-square-foot Community Center that features a 2,700 square foot ballroom, multi-purpose rooms, seven activity rooms, fitness rooms, a catering kitchen, staff offices, and storage as well as a new surface parking lot. Other highlights include the beautiful Mayor’s Garden, which consists of a mission style wooden gazebo and open seating space for various outdoor gatherings.
The new community center is located at the site of an existing abandoned police station. Prior to the start of construction, the main level of the police station and non-structural components of the existing basement were demolished, leaving the existing 10,636-square-foot basement to be remodeled into a lower level of community center. The 15,912-square-foot wood-framed and stucco main level is built on top of the existing slab and foundations. Additionally, an existing 4,358-square-foot carport wasmodified to serve as an equipment storage area for park maintenance staff.
The $6 million construction cost was assembled though Redevelopment funds of $5 million and $1 million from Parks and Recreation fees paid by developers.