Falmouth Selectmen Approve Senior Center Work

FALMOUTH-  A point of contention between the Town of Falmouth Building Committee and Selectmen due to of a proposed connector between the new Senior Center, and the Gus Canty Community Center has been resolved.

In the original plans, the town’s Building Committee wanted to create an enclosed pathway between the two properties starting at the new senior complex.

“Option 1 which was the enclosed connector was approximatly $160,000. We are recommending option 8 & 9 together, which gives us a cost estimate of about $165,000 which is within our budget,” said James Vieira, Building Committee Chairman.

The new, scaled back version of the connector will now retain a roof, but would not be fully enclosed, and will also include a ramp being outside the structure, so those with disabilities can better access the facility.

“We wanted to make sure that we had efficient use of the space between the buildings, efficient use of the interior building space, comfortable access from one building to the other,” said Vieira.

This plan was passed by Selectmen and will now be worked into the design scheme of the building, to which construction is set to begin in October.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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