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Trotwood upgrades key community facility; celebration this weekend

Published: Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 8:02 AM
By: Emily Kronenberger - Staff Writer

The city of Trotwood is scheduled to re-open its renovated Trotwood Community and Cultural Arts Center on Sunday.

The 13,000-square-foot structure is located at 4000 Lake Center Dr.

Trotwood officials spent about $750,000 on the renovations. That total includes $250,000 in grant funding from the state of Ohio and $75,000 from the Montgomery County Community Development Block Grant dollars, said Trotwood City Manager Quincy Pope Sr.

“We hope the Community and Cultural Arts Center will attract anyone that is interested in the arts, as well as anyone in the region interested in renting this beautiful facility for private events,” Pope said.

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The goal of the new facility is to attract visitors from across the Miami Valley. Visitors can enjoy art exhibits, concerts and classes. City officials hope the renovated space will be utilized for weddings, holiday parties and fundraising auctions.

“I am extremely proud of Mayor Mary McDonald and the Trotwood City Council for their vision for this extraordinary community asset,” Pope said. “It will make impacts in the community and region for many decades to come.”

The community center was originally constructed in 1975. The facility has been closed for about 10 years, and the renovation started in the late fall of 2016.

The facility was closed because of the need to replace an old flat membrane roof, repair or replace the HVAC system and multiple exterior and interior issues needed a remodel. The facility was used for city council and planning commission meetings prior to closing.

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The mayor and city council have a long-range vision for the city to offer a wide variety of enrichment experiences to the Trotwood community, according to Pope. The facility will be accessible for people with disabilities.

Central State University has developed a partnership with the city to locate a satellite office in the center that will offer opportunities, collaborations and/or expansion of 4-H Youth Development programs and educational seminars on various topics that relate to agriculture, engineering and scholarship opportunities within the city.

The grandopening is scheduled for Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit the city’s website or contact Pope at 937-854-7215 for more information.

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