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Community Center Plan Needs Resident Input

Montgomery Township is planning the construction and development of a recreation and community center at Horsham and Stump roads. Resident input is needed for the feasibility and needs assessment study

First, Lansdale. Now, Montgomery Township has begun its planning toward a new community center.

Kimmel Bogrette Architecture & Site and Ballard*King Associates have been selected by township supervisors as the firms that will work together to perform a needs assessment and feasibility study of the future multipurpose recreation and community center.

The center will be located at the intersection of Horsham and Stump roads. It was purchased by the township for $1.5 million.

Phase One of the study will begin on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. - and it requires residential input for the project, according to an e-news release from Montgomery Township. 

The meeting will take place at the Montgomery Township adminisration building at 1001 Stump Road in Montgomeryville. 

According to the e-news, the goals of the meeting are as follows:   

  • Determine community satisfaction with current recreation facilities and identify priorities for future recreation services and facilities; and,
  • Assess the community's willingness to pay for recreational services.

Township residents are invited to the meeting to let the firms' representatives know what they would like to see at the center. Friends and neighbors are invited to share as well.

The feasibility plan is expected to be completed by October.

, at a rate of 2.55 percent fixed for seven years, with the rate resetting every seven years at 67 percent of the prime.

The loan agreement will add $5.5 million in debt to the township and increase debt service payments, funded by dedicated tax millage, of the township, according to the ordinance.

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Requests for Proposals were sent out March 27 to various architectural firms. 

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