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!
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.
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.