The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly-renovated Brownsville Community Resource Center Wednesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at 3200 W. De Soto St. This addition to the Brownsville area will offer a variety of educational and enrichment programs for youth, including an after school program and summer day camp, along with various services and community resources from area partners. The Brownsville Community Resource Center houses a gymnasium and auditorium with a seating capacity of more than 1,000, featuring a stage, proscenium and sound system. The center will also offer meeting rooms, conference rooms and a full kitchen.
The grand opening event will feature a tour of the facility and remarks from District 2 Commissioner and Chairman Doug Underhill and District 3 Commissioner Lumon May. Light refreshments will be served.
The project began in August 2016, with renovations to the interior and exterior of the building. Upgrades included the installation of a new roof system on the north and south lower roofs, new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, exterior painting, new interior finishes and the construction of a proscenium surrounding the extended main stage. The project was funded by the local option sales tax with a budget of just under $1.8 million, which included architectural and engineering fees, the general contractor’s renovation contract and $250,000 set aside for future purchases of building amenities such as furniture, fixtures and equipment.
For more information about the event, please contact the Neighborhood & Human Services Department at 850-595-3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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