Cobb’s smallest senior center is closed for a $2.6M renovation

Credit: Cobb County

Credit: Cobb County

The North Cobb Senior Center will remain closed for just over a week while crews work on its $2.6 million overhaul.

The Acworth facility is currently the county’s smallest senior center, so the 9,000-square-foot expansion essentially doubles its size, said Cobb spokesman Ross Cavitt.

It'll will be closed until Nov. 29 so workers can move furnishings as part of the renovation, mostly fueled by the county being at-capacity with programming.

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Commissioner Bob Weatherford said in his weekly newsletter to constituents that he expects the ribbon-cutting ceremony to be in late February or early March.

Almost all funding came from the 2016 SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. About $500,000 is from the 2011 SPLOST, Cavitt said.

But if you want to financially support the center again, the county is offering folks the ability to buy a brick at the porch entrance of the new building.

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“You have a great opportunity to leave a legacy and help in the fundraising endeavor by buying a commemorative brick,” Weatherford said.

Small bricks, four inches by eight inches, will cost $50. They’ll feature three lines of 20 spaces per line, including punctuation.

Bigger bricks, eight inches by eight inches, will cost $250. On those, you get a logo or up to six lines.

You can find the forms online here.

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