Palm Coast Community Center Renovation and Expansion Project
The City of Palm Coast started a major renovation and expansion of the Palm Coast Community Center in February 2017 – to give us more program space, meeting rooms and parking. The Community Center has been a wonderful amenity in our community since it was built in mid-1970s, and we're looking forward to updating the center and adding more recreational space for our growing community.
Much of the current structure has been torn down to make way for a 21,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will be three times the size of the current Community Center.
Revitalizing so many recreation opportunities for the entire community, it will have three large meeting/party rooms, an attractive lobby, two kitchens and administrative offices for the Parks & Recreation Department. Outside will be a new playground and basketball court, a trailhead with restrooms and added parking. The new center will be built to LEED standards for environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. The design also preserves the property's treasured, historic oak trees.
With the Community Center closed for construction, the Parks & Recreation Department has temporarily relocated to Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The many programs and meetings normally housed at the Community Center are relocated during the project. The phone number is the same: 386-986-2323.
Construction and move-in are expected to take a little over a year. Soon we will all celebrate our next era of recreation at our new-and-improved Palm Coast Community Center!
We will provide weekly updates here as the project progresses. Here's the latest:
March 27, 2017
The exterior wall block work around the building pad has begun, and underground utilities including water, electric, sanitary sewer and technology are being installed into the building pad. Installation of the stormwater structures and piping for the site are under way. The FPL conduit from the power pole to the transformer location were installed, along with secondary electrical conduits from the FPL transformer location to the building's main service. The excavation of the dry pond area on the northwest end of site has started, as well as grading for the basketball court.
March 13, 2017
The building pad for the new portion of the Community Center is being formed and staked, and steel forms for the new building's footers are being constructed on the site. An old irrigation well was removed last week. A portion of the roof on the building that is remaining was weather-sealed.
February 27, 2017
Demolition continues with the removal of shingles, sheathing and felt from the large room that will remain in place. The room has been gutted down to just a shell. The construction management firm has started removal of the parking wheel stops and curbing. The project is still at 5-percent complete.
February 20, 2017
The Palm Coast City Council officially broke ground on the project at a ceremony held Feb. 14, 2017. Mayor Milissa Holland shared personal remembrances of seeing her father, the late Council Member James Holland, being sworn in at the center, celebrating Palm Coast's incorporation there and taking her children to Easter Egg hunts on the grounds. She also highlighted what is to come – a community center that will be three times larger to provide more program space, meeting rooms and parking. After the Council tossed dirt with the golden shovels, a crew from Ajax Building Corporation began demolition on the part of the building that's being torn down. Many dignitaries, including former Mayor Jon Netts and several former Council Members, were in attendance.
The project is now 5 percent complete. Demolition of the building has been completed, and fallen trees from Hurricane Matthew were removed from the waterway. Silt fencing has been installed.
February 8, 2017
Please join us for a Groundbreaking for the project at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Community Center site, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE (corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Club House Drive). Mayor Milissa Holland and a representative from Ajax Building Corporation will speak, and light refreshments will be served.
January 17, 2017
The Palm Coast City Council approved a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project, giving the green light for construction to begin Feb. 1. The construction management company is Ajax Building Corporation, and the design was done by VOA Associates Inc.