New London to hold public meetings on community recreation center

The city has scheduled two forums to allow for public input on plans for the regional community recreation center planned for construction at Fort Trumbull. The City Council has approved $30 million in bonding for the project and a community center task force last month reviewed options for the facility presented by Silver/Petrucelli + Associates, the architects for the project. Silver/Petrucelli has recommended a two-story, 62,000-square-foot building to be constructed on nearly 7 acres at Fort Trumbull. City officials have said operational costs for the new community center, estimated to be $2.1 million per year, would be funded in part through membership fees and rental income. Membership fees are expected to be based on a sliding scale to allow access to lower-income residents.

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