A public meeting to discuss the proposed construction of a 9,000-to-10,000-square-foot gymnasium for the Westchase Recreation Center will take place Tuesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Westchase Elementary School.
John Brill of Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation says the location for the proposed multiple-use gym is based on the neighborhood's population and growing need. Brill says the current facility has waiting lists for leagues, and the new gym would help alleviate that.
"Their rec center itself could use expanding," Brill says. "You could do a number of different types of expansion, but the gym seemed to be the way to go to provide both the space and the usage."
The $1.3 million project will be paid for by Community Investment Tax funds. Plans include the gym, a weight room, restrooms, storage areas, a mechanical room and an electrical room. The existing facility also would be renovated.
Westchase Elementary is located at 9517 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa. For information, call the Hillsborough County Public Works Department at 813-272-5275.
Writer: Carter Gaddis
Source: John Brill, Hillsborough County