Community members and leaders gathered May 29 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Leander Senior Activity Center after more than a decade of planning and laying the groundwork for the facility to come to fruition.

“Words cannot express how excited I am,” Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle said.

A long time coming

The idea of a senior activity center first emerged back in 2011 through a needs assessment conducted by the city, which identified the facility as a medium priority for the Leander community, according to previous Community Impact reporting.

Now, after 13 years of collective planning efforts, the Leander Senior Activity Center is officially underway.

Officials said the Leander Senior Activity Center will include the following amenities:
  • A lobby with a seating area
  • A courtyard
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • A fitness center
  • A communal kitchen
Active Adult Coordinator Sarah Mylcraine said the new facility will also serve as the “hub for all the community’s activities.” Furthermore, she said members will have the freedom to visit the facility at any time during operational hours.

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While the groundbreaking ceremony was held May 29, construction officially began on May 30, said Russell Alabastro, capital improvement program project manager. He said work on the facility will wrap up in about eight months, or by early 2025.

Construction is expected to cost roughly $8.8 million and will be funded by a variety of sources, including the city’s May 2016 bond, city officials said.

The Leander Senior Activity Center will be situated near the city’s public works building at 607 Municipal Drive, Leander.