Panel pushes for analysis of 2 possible Meriden senior center sites

The Senior Center Building Review Committee, during its meeting Wednesday night, was scheduled to recommend a site for the combined new senior center and health department project. Instead, the committee opted not to select a site, with its members appearing to agree that more information needed to be gathered regarding the two primary locations under consideration: 116 Cook Ave. and the former Westfield Care & Rehab facility on Westfield Road. The cost of studying and designing plans for two sites instead of one is expected to be an additional $40,000. Scarpati said the $2 million grant the city received from the state Department of Economic Community Development to tear down the building at 116 Cook Ave. doesn’t prohibit the city from building a senior center there. However, if the state deems building a senior center on the site is not permitted under the grant, the city would need to pay back the grant through a loan.

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