Monday, October 20, 2008

Dec. 9th - Rec Center Renovation Public Meeting

Decatur Recreation Center Renovation Public Meeting
7 - 9 pm, Tuesday, December 9th
Meeting to be held at Rec. Center Social Room

-Come and give your feedback and comments for the renovation of the recreation center, which opened to the public in March of 1959.

From the AJC:

Ahead of the Curve
Your eye on community development
By April Hunt, Eric Stirgus, Kevin Duffy, Michael Pearson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Process begins in rehab of Decatur rec center

Decatur has begun what could be a several-year process to spruce up its aging recreation center.
Public meetings will be held over the next six months to get residents’ input on ideas for the 50-year-old center on Sycamore Street. The facility had served as the home court for Decatur High’s basketball team. But with the school building a new gym, the city can renovate the center and is looking for new uses, especially for the 1,000-seat gym.
“We are trying to find new ways to use the building that support active living in our community,” Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said.
The city will pay $44,000 to LP3 Architects to hold the meetings and develop a master plan and schematics for the center. That project will include a cost estimate, expected to be at least several million dollars.
Work on any improvements could begin in 2010, but most likely it will start in 2011.

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