Ground has been broken in Providence for the 3 point 25 million dollar renovation of the Elmwood Community Center.
The project is funded in part with 1.5 million dollars from Capital Improvement funds and 1.5 million dollars from the federal pandemic relief monies the city received.
"As Mayor, investing in our neighborhoods has been a top priority," said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. "Combined with the transformation of our parks system, we are continuing to invest in the neighborhood spaces that bring the community together. The Elmwood Community Center is an important neighborhood institution, and it is exciting to bring it back to life. It is a great day for the city and for the South Side."
Among the modifications that are being done will be to the second floor assembly hall, upgraded ventilation systems, more energy efficiencies as well as upgraded athletic facilities.
"I am very pleased that the community center for the Elmwood neighborhood is being renovated," said State Representative Grace Diaz. "This community center is also a voting location, community gardening center, senior support network and is emblematic of the history of the Elmwood community. Thank you to the Mayor and administration for bringing this community center back to life."
(Photo Credit: Mayor Jorge Elorza/Facebook)