District 1 Community Center nearing completion

By Ken Luchterhand

The new District 1 Community Center in the Wazee development is nearly completed.
The final installation of fixtures and furnishings are being performed at this time, with an opening for the public set for the early part of December.
The almost 60,000-square foot facility will be home to Youth Services, plus numerous community events. The building has two gymnasiums with a walking track above, a fitness and exercise area, child daycare facilities, two kitchens, and numerous meeting rooms and offices.
The entryway is a southern-exposure tall glass atrium, with a semi-spiral staircase to the upper level.
Miron Construction is in charge of the construction and is based in Neenah, Wi, with regional offices in Wausau, Madison, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, and Cedar Rapids, IA. Over the course of the construction, more than 300 people have worked on the District 1 Community Center project.