The Killeen Community Center will undergo renovations some time this summer following the Killeen City Council’s consent at its Tuesday night meeting.

The council unanimously approved the request of Brett Williams, parks and recreation director, 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 sole purpose of the construction manager is to ensure value, compliance and integrity in all aspects of the project,” he said. “Quality control of all aspects of the project is the best way to summarize the reason for this agreement.”

City spokeswoman Hilary Shine said the facility, constructed in 1973, has undergone cosmetic changes and improvements throughout its more than 40 years, but hasn’t been renovated.

Some of the changes made to the building over the years include roofing updates and office space improvements.

Williams said the heating, ventilation and cooling system needs to be replaced along with floors and basketball goals in the gymnasium.

In addition, the roof over the gym will be replaced along with the facility being brought up to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Shine said renovations are expected to begin this summer, but an exact date hasn’t been determined. It’s estimated to take about a year to complete the project.

The contract with Vanir Construction Management costs the city $138,362 from the community center’s renovation account.

Construction costs will be covered by the $1.2 million authorized in the capital improvement bond election in 2002. | 254-501-7555

Contact Natalie Stewart at or 254-501-7555

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