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Panama City, FL – City of Springfield unveils plans for new community center

Panama City, FL –

SPRINGFIELD, Florida (WMBB) – Springfield City Commissioners have approved plans for a brand new community center on the site of the Old City Hall.

The entire complex, which includes the community center, town hall, police department, fire station and public works department, will cost around $ 15 million.

Mayor Ralph Hammond said these projects will be fully funded.

Commissioners approved a request for a state grant of $ 5 million on Monday evening. The rest will come from a recent property tax hike.

News 13 received exclusive access to the plans for the first phase of the community center.

Tommy Jarman with Mott Macdonald, a consulting firm, said the building’s layout includes a multi-purpose auditorium, committee room, training room, catering kitchen and outdoor porch.

Mayor Hammond said the building would be a great place to host large events, from weddings to funerals.

He also said he and the community were ready to see construction of the new community center begin.

“We can really see what’s going on with this… Just another exciting moment,” said Mayor Hammond. “Everything is falling into place… We envision about a year and a half starting in January: we will move to the civic center and to a brand new complex. “

He said there were plans for a walkway at the back of Henry Brooks Memorial Park.

The community center will be built on 3rd Street, or Highway 22, where the Old Town Hall and Police Department were located before Hurricane Michael hit.

The police station and a new town hall will be built a few blocks away, just off Transmitter Road.

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