Additional Renovations Coming to Park View Rec Center
At a meeting last night held at the Park View Recreation Center, DGS employee Jackie Stanley along with other DPR staff provided details on additional renovations headed for the main building. The upgrades will be far short of a new building, but until that is possible they will improve the building in the following areas. The plan is to give the building a facelift with upgrades to the flooring, cabinetry, paint, lighting in the bathrooms, and remove the upper (second floor) mezzanine area. The walls between the front area and the craft room will also be removed — opening up the space.
Additional interior improvements include new lighting and security & audio visual equipment. On the outside of the building the signage is to be replaced. Significantly, the raised planters in front of the building will be removed and replaced with grade level landscape areas.
In addition to the newly described work, a few items yet undone during the field renovations were also listed as coming and not forgotten. They were chiefly the metal ridges for the top of the wall at Princeton Place and Warder Street, the interpretive history sign, and the message board for the front of the building. In fact, DPR already has the message board. They’ve been waiting to install it pending the removal of the raised planters.
The work has a budget of about $400,000 and will begin in about three weeks (after the November elections). Once work begins, the main building will be closed for about eight weeks.Children, Community, Restoration repair and maintenance comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.