Work crews will begin moving dirt around Northglenn city hall, preparing the area for construction of Northglenn’s new $53 million civic center. The official groundbreaking on the project is …
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Work crews will begin moving dirt around Northglenn city hall, preparing the area for construction of Northglenn’s new $53 million civic center.
The official groundbreaking on the project is currently scheduled for Oct. 28.
Construction fencing and detour signs were set to be installed Sept. 23 in preparation of construction on the city’s new recreation center, theater and senior center.
Fencing will surround the entire construction area for the duration of the 18-month schedule.
Look for the signs
There will be temporary changes to pedestrian routes and parking at times during construction, but signs will be posted to navigate pedestrians and motorists.
The construction zone includes the grassy area between City Hall and the current recreation center and the parking area between City Hall and Interstate 25. The community recycling bins will be moved from west of City Hall to the Maintenance and Operations Facility, 12301 Claude Court.
Pedestrian access to the I-25 underpass near 120th Avenue will be maintained throughout the project.
Plans call for putting the new recreation center along the eastern edge of the civic center site, between the current City Hall and parking area on the east and Interstate 25 on the west.
It will feature a 320-seat theater, a senior center, a preschool area, indoor basketball courts and a swimming complex with a lap pool and a leisure pool. For more information about the center, visit the city’s website at www.northglenn.org/newreccenter.
City Councilors approved an overall site plan for a new community recreation center, senior center and expanded theater in April 2018. It’s the first phase of a multi-year revamp for the area that will ultimately bring in a new City Hall, retail and housing to the area.
The recreation center, performing arts theater and senior center expected to open in 2021.
Work on the second phase would continue through 2028. A third phase, which involves tearing down the current City Hall and putting in more parking and residential development, would come after that.
Police operations moved to the new Justice Center last year and the current City Hall will stay open through the construction of the new recreation center. The current recreation center site could be open for private development when the replacement comes online.
The new construction is estimated to cost $53 million, including $13 million for site development and infrastructure work. The bulk of that would be paid with money from the city’s marijuana tax revenues and sales taxes.
Groundbreaking Oct. 28
The city will host an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 just west of City Hall. The city is asking for those interested in attending to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 22. Handicap parking is available by the ceremony space, near the entrance to City Hall. All other participants should park at the current recreation center parking lot and follow signs to the event.
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