Leander City Council approved an agreement Thursday for $467,200 for the design, engineering and construction administration services of the center with PGAL, an international design firm headquartered in Houston. Leander voters approved funding for the design and construction of the facility in a May 2016 bond election.
“This is the beginning phase of our senior activity center, and we’re excited about moving forward,” Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons said to council members.
According to bond documents, the center’s location will be on Municipal Drive between South West Street and Bagdad Road.
The city is also looking to create a committee of seniors age 55 and up that would serve an advisory role in the creation of the center and of programs and events.
According to city documents, the committee would be made up of eight adults age 55 and up with various backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities, and genders. Members must have their main residence in the city limits and would serve two-year terms.
Tummons said upon completion of the senior activity center, the Active Adult Advisory Committee would assist in providing activities and programs for the Leander senior community.
“This is a very integral part of pulling together our active adult senior center that we’re getting ready to start on,” he said.