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Community Center Feasibility Task Force Seeks Feedback on Site Options

After a 10-month Phase I study process affirmed that many residents want and need a community center, the Community Center Feasibility Task Force (CCFTF) has transitioned to Phase II, drilling into details such as what facilities to include, where a community center might be located, and the costs for construction, operations and ongoing maintenance.

The Facilities & Partnerships Subcommittee has focused its efforts on potential locations and building programming, narrowing its search to two sites: the former Macy’s site at Kingsdale and the Municipal Services Center. At an October 8 Community Meeting held via Zoom Videoconference, the Task Force’s consultants shared high-level “blocking and stacking” concepts for each location, showing how the various programming components could be incorporated within the available footprint. Meeting attendees were able to participate in small discussion groups and answer some simple polling questions about the options.

The Community Meeting was recorded, and both the video and presentation are now available on the CCFTF website. The Task Force invites residents to watch the presentation and share your thoughts with them, by sending an email to parks@uaoh.net.

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Task Force Meeting of the Whole
7 pm, Wednesday, October 14

Join Meeting Here: //zoom.us/j/92842183869
Or Join by Phone: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257
Webinar ID: 928 4218 3869

A meeting of the Task Force of the Whole is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, October 14, at which time the Task Force will further consider the two building concepts and discuss the feedback received to date from the focus group discussions and community meeting.

Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings of the Task Force and its subcommittees, with time set aside at the end of each meeting for public comment. Meetings are typically held remotely via Zoom Videoconference, with meeting access details posted in the agenda. Any residents wishing to address the Task Force are asked to submit a request by email to parks@uaoh.net a minimum of one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

Full details of the work of the Task Force can be found at uacommunitycenter.com.

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