The Holden Heights neighborhood will be getting a much larger community center soon because of the I-4 Ultimate Project.
The former Community Center of Holden Heights was less than 2,000 SF and adjacent to I-4. The I-4 Ultimate Project just broke ground and will significantly widen the highway [Gmap].
The new community center will be an 11,600 SF facility built in a residential neighborhood near Orange Blossom Trail, between 19th Street and 20th Street [Gmap].
The new facility will provide educational programming and meeting space for the community like the former center. Additionally, with six times the space of the original building, there will be more opportunities for programming and a larger capacity to serve the community.
The facility will have indoor and outdoor venues. A large multipurpose area, with a warming kitchen, can accommodate events for nearly 260 people. We imagine this will serve as a great venue for weddings and large-scale community events. The current design of the community center includes smaller breakout rooms, offices, a computer lab, classroom, and an outdoor event area.
Construction has already begun on the new facility. The new Holden Heights Community Center is scheduled to open in July.
Check out the drawings and a map of the new Community Center: