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Posted on: December 14, 2017


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In May 2016, Portland voters authorized the City to sell bonds to expand and rehabilitate the Community Center, located at 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive.  The $25,200,000 bond issuance also included the reconstruction of the Sports Complex and Municipal Park, both of which were recently completed under budget and ahead of schedule.   

The Community Center project includes additions and renovations to the existing Community Center and adjacent grounds.  New additions to the building include approximately 17,400 square feet of meeting spaces, kitchen, offices, lobbies, restrooms, and corridors.  Additional new construction includes the building main entrance, a covered drop-off canopy at the north entrance, and general site improvements.  Major and minor renovations of approximately 28,800 square feet include restrooms, lockers, kitchen, meeting areas, racquetball courts, offices, and corridors.  Existing areas not covered by the renovations will have minor upgrades to finishes. 

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On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, the City of Portland held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the Community Center Expansion Project. Portland Mayor Cathy Skurow and City Manager Randy Wright were joined by architect David Richter, whose firm Richter Architects designed the expansion project, and Shannon Reynolds from Beecroft Construction, the contractor for the project. Current Portland City Councilmember Bill Wilson, who was the original architect for the Community Center when it was built in 1995 was on hand to talk to the dozens of people who attended the brief ceremony.

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Project Schedule

The project’s anticipated construction schedule is:

Groundbreaking                                                                                October 29, 2018

Begin Site and Foundation Work                                                   November 2018

Begin Full Construction and Close Athletic Side                          December 10, 2018

Open Athletic Side                                                                            Late Spring 2019

Close Ballroom Side                                                                         Late Spring 2019

Complete Construction                                                                    December 2019

Christmas in Portland                                                                      December 14, 2019

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Construction began in December 2018 

The fitness side of the facility is now closed. For residents with fitness memberships, there will be a small cardio room set up for use during construction. During this time, member fees will be waived, and the drop-in rate will be reduced to $2. Yoga, SilverSneakers, Tippie Toes, and ballet programs will continue through March. The fitness side of the building is tentatively scheduled to re-open by late spring or early summer 2019.  

The ballroom and meeting spaces are anticipated to close in late spring 2019. The expansion is expected to be complete by December 2019, in time for next year’s Christmas in Portland event. Weightroom rendering

CommCtr inerior

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