Loudoun County is celebrating the start of construction for the Ashburn Senior Center. Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined with other officials, Loudoun County government staff, members of the project team and community members for the ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday, September 5, 2019.
The Ashburn Senior Center will be located on Marblehead Drive next to Potomac Green Neighborhood Park in Ashburn. It will provide administrative and program space for seniors (adults age 55 and above), staff and volunteers at the center. The 15,000-square-foot facility will include a small gymnasium, a large multipurpose room with pickleball courts, classrooms, a commercial kitchen, a fitness room, a game room, a computer lab and an arts-and-crafts room. The center will be operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
Although initial plans for an Ashburn Senior Center date back to 2009, the project moved forward in 2017 when Toll Brothers, the developer of the Regency at Ashburn senior community, dedicated a 5-acre parcel of land for the facility, located next to the community.
Loudoun officials say the Ashburn Senior Center will help the county meet the increasing need for recreational, educational and volunteer facilities for a fast-growing senior population. They expect the center to be a focal point for surrounding senior communities.
Construction is estimated to be completed in spring 2021 and the center should open to the public by fall 2021. Total cost for the project is estimated at $13.2 million.
More information, including a link to sign up for updates on the project, may be found at loudoun.gov/AshburnSeniorCenterProject.
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