Renovating the Community Center – Month One
On July 23, 2019, the KPPCSD held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin the renovation of the Kensington Community Center. Board Directors, the General Manager, Park Building Committee volunteers and representatives from the Kensington Community Council, the Kensington Improvement Club, the Kensington Property Owners’ Association and the Kensington Fire Protection District were all in attendance to celebrate the project.
Ten days earlier, Eco Bay Services, Inc., began abatement work on the building. The removal of hazardous materials was completed by July 23rd. KCK Builders, then had freedom to work on the entire site. Perimeter fencing was placed, the CMU wall on the western side of the building removed, and areas of concrete walkway were demolished.
Inside the building, the flooring was extracted, the kitchen cleared of cabinetry and acoustical tile and an outdated heating system were removed from the ceiling. Approximately 100 cubic yards of soil was removed to allow for re-grading of the parking lot.
The next month will bring more changes. For safety, we ask that park visitors stay out of the fenced area as construction continues.