In a unanimous vote on December 18, the Casa Grande Mayor and City Council approved a $16 million contract for the construction of the Community Recreation Center. Initially approved by voters in a bond election in 2006, the construction of a Community Recreation Center will take place at 1900 N. Peart Road, between Kortsen Road and Cottonwood Lane. Work to be performed includes the construction of a 50,000 square foot facility, furnishings, and site and utility improvements.
In March 2016, Mayor and City Council approved and awarded a design contract to begin work on pre-construction services including a programming plan and conceptual design for the facility. In September 2016, the Mayor and City Council accepted the proposed programming plan and directed staff to proceed with schematic design.
In December 2017, following a thorough review of a finalized site plan, layout, design renderings, and construction drawings, Mayor and City Council approved a contract with Haydon Building Corp to commence construction of the project. The facility is anticipated to break ground in February 2018, and construction is expected to take 12-14 months with the facility being completed in March 2019.