Oct 15, 2016
Contact: Jodi Hardee, Commerce City
Office: 303-289-3798  Mobile: 720-409-7977
Commerce City breaks ground on new recreation center
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (Oct 15, 2016) – Commerce City broke ground on the new recreation center near E. 112th Avenue and Potomac Street today, celebrating the fourth project underway in the city’s voter-approved capital improvement program.
The new recreation center is planned as a 106,000-square-foot facility that includes an indoor pool, multi-court gymnasium with an elevated walking/jogging track, a nearly 10,000-square-foot gymnastics area, weights/fitness area, dance/aerobics studio, rooftop balcony, a 300-person community room and a multi-generational lounge. See the floor plans and more details online at www.c3gov.com/secondcreek.
“This recreation center will serve the needs of our growing community,” said Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford. “In this space, all generations will find programs, services and wellness opportunities for years to come.”
Construction on the new recreation center is expected to be completed in spring 2018 (weather dependent). The total project budget is $45.2 million for the recreation center building and $15.7 million for roadway and utility infrastructure. The designer is Sink Combs Dethlefs Architectural Design and the construction manager and general contractor is Pinkard Construction. 
The new recreation center is one of five projects in Commerce City’s capital improvement program, made possible from a 2013 voter-approved, 1-percent sales and use tax for new parks, recreation and road projects. Improvements to the existing recreation center will be the final of the five projects and is slated to begin in 2017. View more information about the city’s capital improvement program at www.c3gov.com/QCL.
The groundbreaking ceremony was live-streamed on the Commerce City Facebook page and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/CommerceCity. 
Photo descriptions: The city council of Commerce City and members of the recreation center’s gymnastics program celebrate the groundbreaking of the city’s new recreation facility.
As the state’s third-fastest growing community, Commerce City is redefining itself for the next generation, building on historic values of community, industry, agriculture and family. Centrally located along Colorado’s bustling Front Range, Commerce City is a Quality Community for a Lifetime, with 25 miles of trails, a championship golf course, 840 acres of open space and parks, one of the country’s largest soccer complexes and the nation’s largest urban wildlife refuge. Learn more at www.c3gov.com.
Commerce City’s capital improvement program is made possible from a 2013 voter-approved, 1-percent sales and use tax increase for new parks, recreation and road projects. Through participation from residents, business and city council, the city’s vision of a Quality Community for a Lifetime can be realized with improved mobility, greater access and increased recreational opportunities. The City is committed to completing the last of the five projects by Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more at www.c3gov.com/QCL or 303-C3-WORKS (303-239-6757).