COMPTON, CA—Lowe Enterprises has completed construction and held the grand opening of the Compton Community Center. The project is the last development funded through redevelopment bonds obtained before the closure of the California Redevelopment Agencies. Additionally, the project represents continued growth of Compton’s downtown core.
Lowe Enterprises worked with the City of Comptonto develop the project on behalf of the city. Now that the center is complete, Lowe will stay on and serve as the property’s program manager. “We worked closely with the city to ensure that the design, materials and building spaces not only conformed to the specifications but were delivered cost effectively,” Tom Wulf, Lowe Enterprises SVP, tells GlobeSt.com. “The end result is a beautiful facility that is a tremendous addition to the community.”
Located at 301 N. Tamarind in Compton, the 30,000-square-foot, two-level property offers both social or recreational services as well as educational services. The design features an assembly room, event space, gathering areas for reading rooms and six classroom that double as meeting rooms. For recreational purposes, the facility features a fitness center, which will offer well-being classes; and for the youth, there are game rooms and a teen lounge. The goal of the property is to serve the community and serve as a resource for residents. The building has ample natural light, landscaping and patio areas and courtyards for gathering.
In addition to the community center, the developer plans to build a parking structure on an adjacent site. The three-story structure will provide 487 parking spaces to the community center as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. transit center, which is located nearby.
The City of Compton is slowly working to expand resources that serve residents and the community. Meta Housing Corp. recently partnered with the city to develop a 75-unit affordable housing complex located near the center on Tamarind Ave. Called Metro @ Compton, the complex will be an affordable housing option for seniors over the age of 55. The project’s total cost is $19.5 million. The city donated $4.1 million to the project.