Meriden sets timeline for new senior center and health department

When the call comes to set up an emergency shelter, Health and Human Services Director Lea Crown loads her car up with cots and supplies from the Health Department on Miller Street to set up at the Meriden Senior Center. Committee members were updated by Crown and Senior Center Director Rick Liegl about the value and potential of a gymnasium/all-purpose room for fitness, and public health uses at the planned facility. The city plans to use two grants to begin construction of an estimated $48 million new senior center, a new health department, and an all-purpose room to use for senior activities that can be shared for public health uses. The first grant is for $2 million to cover environmental cleanup and demolition of the vacant medical office building at 116 Cook Ave. The demolition and abatement part of the project is ready to be put out to bid for a contractor. The committee is also putting out requests for qualifications for an architect to design the new facility and provide a cost estimate.

Share This Article: