Humble Town Council Selects Architects for New Aged Activity Center

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Humble City Council unanimously approved professional service OK with Brown Reynolds Watford Architects Inc. will provide architectural and engineering design services for the city’s new senior activity center on January 27.

As previously reported by Community Impact JournalHumble City Council has included $2 million in the city’s 2021-22 fiscal year budget to build a new 10,000 square foot seniors’ activity center in hopes of completing construction by the first or second quarter of 2023.

The new facility will be built on land already owned by the city, located off South Houston Avenue between the Octavia Fields Branch Library and the city’s former seniors’ activity center, which is being demolished to make place at the city’s new fire station No. 2.

According to Ray Holliday, principal architect of BRW Architects Inc. who spoke at the Jan. 27 meeting, the firm will work with city officials as well as local seniors to gather feedback to incorporate into the design of the center. More recently, the architecture and town planning firm carried out a senior activity center of the town of Mont Belvieusaid Holiday.

“I’m glad you’re all excited; we’re excited to work with you,” Holliday said. “I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so we’ll identify all your wants and needs, then add dollar amounts to it and see where it goes. It’s your establishment, so we want to incorporate your ideas. , [but] we also have to meet certain budgets, so we have work to do.”

Until the new center is complete, Humble seniors will continue to use space at the Humble Civic Center and the Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Building as they have since programming was reinstated in the spring of 2021. For more information on activity programs for seniors at Humble, Click here.

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