The Newtown Board of Selectmen has signed off on a schematic design concept for the new community and senior center. During their meeting last week, the Board directed the design team to move forward based on proposed designs for the facility.
The Public Building & Site Commission met about the project to start finalizing materials and design. Architect Rusty Malik updated the Board of Selectmen on conceptual aspects of the project. He noted that there will still be opportunity for input on some specific components.
The multipurpose area includes two movable walls to allow for different configurations. Seniors would enter into their own separate lobby.
An expert will be brought in to consult on the aquatic portion of the facility. The plan calls for a six-lane lap pool and a smaller adjacent, zero-entry activity pool.
The community center, not including the aquatic space, is about 17,500 square feet. The senior center would be about 9,500 square feet. The aquatic space, with mechanicals, would be 16,875 square feet. The finished building is currently projected to be approximately 44,860 square feet.