City Set to Break Ground on Voter-Approved Active Adult Center in January 2023
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on November 14, 2022, November 14, 2022

Active Adult Center rendering

Construction is set to begin on the voter-approved Active Adult Center in January 2023.

The facility, expected to open in winter 2024, will offer programs and amenities for adults ages 50 and older. The City’s newest recreational facility will be located on the southeast corner of Green Oaks Boulevard between West Arkansas Lane and West Pioneer Parkway.

The final design for the Active Adult Center is complete. On Nov. 1, the City Council approved the guaranteed maximum price of the building’s construction at $55,259,733, provided by Manhattan Construction Group, the project’s Construction Manager-at-Risk.

 “This is an important milestone for the project and we’re excited as we move closer to breaking ground,” Parks and Recreation Director James Orloski said.

 Arlington voters approved funding to build the Active Adult Center in a special bond election in May 2017. Amenities of the recreation center are expected to include a full-court gymnasium, aquatics component for both water exercise and leisure, locker rooms, fitness area, walking track, multi-purpose rooms for educational programs and events or sedentary activities, special events space and outdoor patio.

 Click here to visit the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Major Capital Projects webpage to see more information about the Active Adult Center, including floor plans and facility renderings.

 The City Council will vote on contracts to purchase audio/visual systems, security systems and the furniture, finishes and equipment package for the center at a later date.

 Manhattan has committed to meeting the City’s 30% Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) participation on this project through subconsultants. In September, the City of Arlington’s Office of Business Diversity collaborated with Parkhill, Manhattan Construction, Acari Management Group and Butler & Butler Construction to host a strategic trade partners networking event for the project, which drew more than 60 certified MWBE vendors from various trade industries.

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