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10-BirminghamBSD2024-240325-0658-0694Planning for Birmingham's Senior/Recreation Center
Did you know plans are underway for Birmingham’s future senior/recreation center? The new Birmingham recreational facility located at 400 E. Lincoln will become the new home of
Next Senior Services and provide recreational opportunities for Birmingham residents. Public engagement thus far has included a community survey, open house event and public meetings. Keep an eye on this webpage for additional public input opportunities coming soon. Receive updates about this project and others by signing up for the City's newsletter and alerts Constant Contact group at bhamgov.org/enews.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Senior/Recreation Center Town Hall at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, a Town Hall meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the gym at Next, located at 2121 Midvale Street. NORR Architects will conduct a presentation to review the findings of the Needs Assessment conducted for the proposed Birmingham Senior/Recreation Center.  Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Senior/Recreation Center Documents  
Vision, Goals and Objectives  
Project Timeline  

Background Information
The City of Birmingham purchased the YMCA building at 400 E. Lincoln in June 2023. The YMCA had planned to sell the building, creating a unique opportunity for Birmingham, the surrounding communities and Next. The City has envisioned the property as a future Senior/Recreation Center for collaborative use. The building will be the home of Next, a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided the City with senior services for the past 45 years as well as other potential community-based partners, such as the YMCA, City Parks and Recreation services and/or any other users. On November 7, 2023, Birmingham residents approved a senior millage–a .33 mill levy for a three-year term–enabling the city to make interim improvements to the YMCA building and to establish a sinking fund to contribute toward the cost of permanent improvements to the building for use as a senior/recreation center in the future.

In an effort to engage the public as much as possible in the planning process, the City has hired a private architectural firm, NORR, LLC to perform a building assessment and conceptual design for the location. The City has also formed an Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee to assist with the project. Working in conjunction with one another, NORR, LLC and the Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee look forward to receiving additional input from the public regarding their ideas and vision for the future of the building at 400 E. Lincoln.

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