Update on Rosedale Community Center & Library Construction

Here are some highlights from Mayor Fenty's Rosedale Community Center update press announcement last Friday, January 29, 2010.

• Construction will resume shortly and will stay close to its original completion schedule, now slated for June 2011
• Construction has been officially transferred to the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM), under the direction of Allen Lew
• The proposed RCC&L project scope remains intact (see highlight list below)

And, below is the Office of the Mayor's media release, provided by Josh Hopkins (his contact info is below):

Mayor Fenty Provides Construction Update On Rosedale Recreation Center Modernization - Ward 6 Community Gathers to Discuss Ongoing Efforts
January 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Executive Director of the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) Allen Y. Lew, and Interim Director of the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) Jesus Aguirre joined the Ward-6 community to provide an update on renovation efforts scheduled for Rosedale Recreation Center.

“I am pleased to meet with the dedicated residents of this community to thank them for their endurance and commitment in seeing this project through to completion with us,” said Mayor Fenty. “I am confident that our team will create a first class facility that this community will be proud of.”

The $17 million complex will include the abatement and demolition of the existing recreation center and will feature a highly anticipated adjoining library and a brand new recreation facility with space for:

· child care center
· administration offices
· senior room
· computer lab
· gymnasium
· new locker rooms
· game room
· new athletic field and a refurbished pool

"It is a goal at DPR to meet the recreational needs of all of our residents, and the new Rosedale Recreation Center will meet that goal," said Interim Director Jesús Aguirre. "The community has asked for and is getting a new facility that will provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone to enjoy."

“We are working diligently to ensure the recreation center is built to this community’s liking,” said Director Lew. “As with many of our school and recreation projects, we are committed to the highest standards of sustainability.”

The administration held a groundbreaking to announce renovation plans on September 30, 2009 with a completion date of May 2011. After careful restructuring, the project has been slightly readjusted for a completion date of June 2011.

To stay informed of the recreation center’s progress, visit DPR 's project page for Rosedale Recreation Center


Josh Hopkins - Ward 6 Outreach and Service Specialist
Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 211 Washington, DC 20004
Direct: 202.340.8313
Email: joshua.hopkins@dc.gov
Website: http://mocrs.dc.gov

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