The issuance of $47,360,000 of bonds for a new active adult center, and levying a tax in payment thereof. An estimated $930,000 of the bond amount will be for Public Art.
Proposition F allocates funding for designing, acquiring, constructing, improving, equipping and landscaping a new active adults center, including acquiring land, easements, rights-of-way, and other real property interests.
Active Adult Center
The current Denton Senior Center was originally built in 1977 and was expanded in 1990 and again in 2010. The Center provides the Denton community members (ages 50+) with a fitness room, multipurpose room, woodshop and art room, two small classrooms, and social space. The current aging facility presents a number of issues, including a lack of programmable space, parking, and gym space, as well as accessibility challenges.
Construct a new Active Adult Center that will double the size of the current Senior Center facility (from 19,430 to approximately 40,000 square feet)
Increase capacity for programs for individuals ages 50+ including larger creative/maker spaces, multipurpose and specialty rooms, larger woodshop and craft spaces, a dedicated gymnasium, and an expanded exercise room
A new location will provide adequate parking, be ADA accessible, and provide access to outdoor amenities, green space, and trails
The new center will be in proximity to a new South Branch Library to provide enhanced synergies for programming and amenities
The site would provide opportunities to expand the facility in the future if it is needed
The potential projects detailed represent the program the City Council intends to undertake to accomplish the intent of the approved bond propositions; however, projects may change. In that event, the Council may direct proceeds be expended for other projects within the voter-authorized purposes of each proposition.
Note: Bond issuance schedules and estimates are dependent upon a variety of factors and subject to change.