The Killeen Community Center will undergo renovations this summer if the Killeen City Council gives consent.

Brett Williams, parks and recreation director, presented the council with a request to hire Vanir Construction Management Inc., to serve as the city’s agent during the design, bid and construction process of the community center remodeling project.

The facility, which houses Volunteer Services and some of the Parks and Recreation staff, was constructed in 1973, according to city documents.

Hilary Shine, city spokeswoman, said the facility never has been remodeled, but has undergone some “cosmetic changes” and improvements.

Shine said renovations are expected to begin this summer, but an exact date hasn’t been determined.

It should take about a year to complete the project.

In more than 40 years, seven office spaces have received improvements along with the roof being replaced. Williams said about half of the facility still needs to be renovated.

According to the memorandum presented to the council, the heating, ventilation and cooling system needs to be replaced along with floors and basketball goals in the gymnasium. A recent review of the basketball goal system revealed safety hazards related to the support structure, the memorandum stated.

In addition, the roof over the gymnasium was not included in previous roof work done at the facility.

Williams said several areas of the facility need to be brought up to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

The council’s authorization will allow City Manager Glenn Morrison to enter into a contract with Vanir Construction Management for $138,362, which will come out of the community center’s renovation account.

Construction costs will come from $1.2 million authorized in the Capital Improvement Bond Election in 2002.

The council will vote on the issue at its 5 p.m. regular meeting Tuesday.

nstewart@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7555

Contact Natalie Stewart at nstewart@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7555

(1) comment

Eliza

@ said the facility never has been remodeled, but has undergone some “cosmetic changes” and improvements.

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Evidently the 'cosmetic changes' didn't make it to the bathrooms--Especially the Men's.

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