“We need more places like this for our kids to go to,” she said. “They really need to get out of the house more.”
The funding will pay for repairs that need to be done inside and outside of the building, McDonald said. The roof will be replaced and mechanical systems will be updated. Officials said the state money will be enough to reopen the center. They will partner with Lowe’s and Home Depot to complete the renovations.
Once the work is complete, City Council will relocate meetings back to the Trotwood Community Center. Currently, their meetings are held at Trotwood-Madison City Schools Board of Education Meeting Chambers on 3594 Snyder Road.
The community center also has several offices spaces. The city wants to use them to provide more outlets for the residents.
“We hope to locate a state agency within this building because we really believe it can do more in servicing our community,” McDonald said.
Residents will be able to lease office space by contacting the city. The final decision regarding the state funding for the renovations will be voted on in May, McDonald said.