The Pound Ridge Town Board has revived its efforts to build a community center at the town park by reconfiguring the bid packages. The $4.5 million project was approved by voters in November 2008, but has been delayed for because the bids from contractors have been too high, Town Clerk Joanne Pace said.
The project calls for the renovation of the existing pool house at the town park. A gym, a multi-purpose room, and areas for recreational and senior activities would be created. "We've been trying to do this for the past few years," Pace said.
The town board has now broken the bid package down into two different phases. One is road and site work, such as drainage, and the other is construction of the building. Project engineers are still putting the finishing touches on the package and, Pace said, town officials hope it will be available to potential contractors in July. Contractors will be able to obtain the bid package for a fee and then decide if they want to bid.
The project dates back to 2006, when a study found that current town facilities did not fulfill the community's needs and could not accommodate any expansion of programs. Additionally, current facilities lack handicap access.
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