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Creedmoor Community Center breaks ground

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CREEDMOOR The much-anticipated Creedmoor Community Center is one step closer to becoming a reality after an official groundbreaking ceremony was held April 12 at the Battle Roberts Ball Field on East Wilton Avenue.

Mayor Bobby Wheeler, city commissioners, City Manager Korena Weichel, and representatives from MHAWorks and Harrod and Associates were on-hand and braved rainy conditions for last week’s groundbreaking.

The Creedmoor Community Center has been in the works since 2014, when it was identified as a project in the Creedmoor Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The project moved forward as a priority in January 2016.

After a feasibility study in early 2017, the board approved the project with the adoption of a Capital Project Ordinance in September 2017. The commissioners awarded the design service contract of MHAWorks in December 2017.

Creedmoor was awarded a $500,000 Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant in August 2018 and the board put the project out for bid in January.

The building contract was awarded to Harrod and Associates earlier this month.

The groundbreaking was another step forward for the community center and construction is set to begin within the next few weeks.