Town Hall: 1280 Titus Avenue • Rochester, NY 14617 | (585) 467-8840

Future Irondequoit Community Center - Construction Updates

The Town and its contractors have been hard at work getting the old mall ready for new memories!

Commissioner of Public Works Bob Kiley takes you behind the scenes to update the construction taking place!

Director of Recreation, Katrina Hall, explains how the Recreation Department has grown and made the new Community Center very necessary to continue expanding!

FEATURES:

Gymnasium
One of the most common pieces of input heard was the need for gymnasium space. This was heard from people of all ages, ranging from teens wanting space to play basketball to older residents looking for indoor pickleball space. This configuration would allow for 2 full court basketball games, 6 pickleball courts, 2 volleyball game and the ability to provide countless activities for all ages.

Indoor Turf Space
The climate of Upstate New York makes this a necessity. This space would provide a unique amenity that could host any number of activities, ranging from indoor batting cages to dodgeball programming to activities for a birthday party rental.

Wellness Center
The wellness center, while a small component of the overall center, is essential in meeting market demand. A 3,000 square foot wellness center will provide a full-spectrum of cardio training equipment. The town will look to complement, not compete with, the many private fitness centers in town. As such, there will likely not be any heavy free weights to attract the intense weight-lifters.

Multi-Purpose Community Space
Even with the addition of the library and its meeting rooms, there is still a constant demand for , multi-purpose space. The proposed community center would provide three separate spaces, in combined excess of 4,000 square feet, for residents and other organizations to use to meet their needs. Furthermore, larger multi-purpose space adjacent to the kitchen will meet a demand for rentable party/event space.

Indoor Walking Space
One of the most popular items that residents asked for was indoor walking space. The Town listened and explored the possibility of putting an elevated track around the gym. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough structural support to allow for this component without substantial vibrations resulting. The newest design includes a dedicated walking path throughout the Community Center corridors. And, for those nostalgic “Mall Walkers,” the owner of the former Mall (now Skyview on the Ridge) has agreed to provide access to the Mall corridor, so that residents can still enjoy the beautiful natural light during cold weather season.


Senior Programming
The town intends to move its senior programming operation from the dated, small space at Pinegrove to much more enhanced and suitable space at the new community center. This will not only provide better space for the traditional senior center activities, but, allow our Department of Recreation to completely reimage the programming, both passive and active, the Town provides to residents at all ends of the aging spectrum.


Dance Studio/Group Exercise
This space will be outfitted with hard-wood floors and provide a host of various programming.

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