Renovation Work at Park View Rec Making Good Progress Despite Slipping Schedule

State of renovation work at Park View Rec as of January 21, 2013.

State of renovation work at Park View Rec as of January 21, 2013.

The $400,000 renovation work at the main facility of the Park View Recreation Center appears to be taking a little longer than originally planned. As readers may recall, the original schedule announced in November 2012 had the work wrapping up by mid-January 2013. I’ve recently been informed in a round about manner that the work may not be completed until early February based on progress at the site.

However, base on the progress that’s been made, I certainly don’t think this minor delay is anything to be concerned about. It’s clear that real progress is being made. On the interior, walls have been removed and opened up to make the space more functional. On the outside, the planters around the building have been removed and (as seen below) the metal anti-loitering ridges on the retaining walls at Warder and Princeton have been installed.

Metal anti-loitering hardware installed on the retaining wall at Warder and Princeton.

Metal anti-loitering hardware installed on the retaining wall at Warder and Princeton.

Also on the exterior, I’m also thrilled to see that the Parkview Recreation Center sign on the Otis Place side of the building has been removed. I’ve been advocating for years that the signage on the building needed to be changed if for no other reason than that the neighborhood’s name was misspelled as one word. I’ve been assured that this is to be corrected in the new signage and will definitely stay on top of this.

The old rec center sign has been removed to facilitate exterior work on the facility.

The old rec center sign has been removed to facilitate exterior work on the facility.

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3 Comments on “Renovation Work at Park View Rec Making Good Progress Despite Slipping Schedule”

  1. Chris Says:

    What’s up with the HYPER-BRIGHT lighting by the warder street entrance? Is it permanent, anti-loitering lighting? If so, I would hope that there would be more attractive ways to accomplish that. I feel for the people across the street at Warder and Otis.

  2. Tom Says:

    any anti-loittering measures are welcome!

  3. Chris Says:

    Maybe, but prison guard tower lightning doesn’t excatly make for an inviting neighborhood asset.


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