Update on the Community Center North Project

September 2023

The Town of Fuquay-Varina hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Community Center North on September 15, marking the commencement of construction on the facility. Learn more about the groundbreaking ceremony.

August 2023

In August, the Town anticipates awarding the project for construction and expects “dirt will turn” in late August or early September. This multi-generational facility features three gymnasiums, an elevated indoor walking track, multi-purpose classrooms, fitness areas, a teaching kitchen, two racquetball courts, and a dedicated active adult wing (ages 55+). Community Center North is expected to open in early 2025.

May 2023

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is excited to announce that the design of the Community Center North is in the final stage! The new Center will offer a broad spectrum of programs and amenities for Fuquay-Varina residents of all ages, with dedicated space to accommodate an expanded slate of activities for active adults.

April 19, 2022

The Town Board has given the green light for this Community Center North exterior facade concept to move further into design development. This option was recommended to the Town Board by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board because it provides significant natural light and a clearly defined entrance. The 1st rendering shows the southwest corner. The 2nd rendering shows the south elevation.

November 2, 2021

A Bond Referendum was held on November 2, 2021, and Town of Fuquay-Varina residents strongly supported the two 2021 Fuquay-Varina Bond questions concerning the issuance of $20 million for Transportation Bonds and $18.5 million for Parks & Recreation Bond.

The Parks & Recreation Bonds will be used to build the Community Center North offering a broad spectrum of programs and amenities for all ages with a dedicated space to accommodate an expanded slate of activities for active adults (ages 55+). Work will begin soon on making this Community Center a reality.

2021 Bond Referendum Results

August 17, 2021

The Town Board has chosen conceptual design "B" for the Community Center North, which is a project identified from the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Systemwide Master Plan. The project site is at Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve, and the conceptual design identifies a gymnasium with an elevated indoor walking track, multipurpose and flexible classrooms for recreational programs, fitness areas, a kitchen, and a dedicated active adult center specifically designed to meet the needs of residents over 55.

If the Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum is approved by the voters, construction drawings will begin in December 2021, and construction will begin in late Summer 2022. An $18.5 million P&R Bond referendum will be on the Municipal Ballot on November 2, 2021.

March 2021

The Town engaged a design team led by HH Architecture, which includes senior-active adult center specialists, Lifespan Design Studio, to help with the design of Community Center North and community input.

The first step in this design process will be a robust Public Engagement Phase geared toward facilitating a discussion, gathering input, and developing a program that meets the needs of the entire community now and in the future.

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