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Ground broken on new Lexington senior center

Expected to open in 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2014) — Lexington officials broke ground on Monday on a new senior citizens center at Idle Hour Park. When complete, the new 33,000 square foot, two-story senior center will replace the current senior center on Nicholasville Rd.

Lexington Senior Living photo.
Lexington Senior Living photo.

“The current facility has been well used, but it no longer meets all of the needs of our older residents,” Vice Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Not only will this new building be more functional, it will allow the city to serve more seniors.”

Lexington’s EOP Architects designed the new senior center. EOP consulted with Boston-based architect John Catlin. The City budgeted $13 million for the project, with goals of achieving LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Marrillia Design & Construction is the general contractor. Construction is expected to be complete by early 2016.

The new senior center will include:

  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Library with fireplace
  • Multimedia classrooms for lectures, educational opportunities
  • Café
  • 2 art studios
  • Sound-insulated music room
  • Dance studio
  • Fitness room
  • TV lounge
  • Card/game area
  • Billiard area
  • Conference rooms
  • Flex space for health and wellness consultation, financial advice, social work
  • Kitchen
  • Administrative offices
  • Patio
  • Outdoor dining space
  • Raised bed gardens
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Geothermal heating and cooling