Construction on the George H. W. Bush Community Center, located in Spring’s Cypress Creek Cultural District, will begin this month, according to a Nov. 9 Harris County Precinct 4 press release. The project was stalled for about two years due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. Nov. 11 at 6827 Cypresswood Drive in Spring to celebrate the start of construction on the community center, which is located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive. Construction will take about one year to complete, according to a press release, and the center is expected to open between November 2022 and January 2023.
Once construction is completed, the 24,500-square-foot space will be open to the precinct’s residents and will include space for local and civic groups to meet. Some of the planned features of the facility are a grand hall that can seat 700 and a kitchen with appliances.
The project was developed by Precinct 4 leaders, but after the commissioners court voted to redistrict the county in October, the Cypress Cultural District will be zoned to Precinct 3 after March 2022.
"I'm excited to see this project move forward," Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle said in a Nov. 9 press release. "My team and I carefully designed this community center to provide top-notch service to residents. I applaud Commissioner Ramsey for stepping up to finish it."
The facility was slated to open in 2021, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, but construction has stalled since November 2019 due to supply shortages caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m looking forward to the completion of the building and all the memories that will be made within it,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey said.
Before Precinct 4 purchased the property in 2018, the buildings served as a gym and annex space for the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center. While the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center continues to operate today, the former gym and annex facilities have since been closed after flooding during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.