PBC Approves Contract for Construction of Community Center on City's North Side

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2006
Bennie Currie, (312) 744-9277

The Public Building Commission of Chicago today approved a $5.9 million contract for construction of the Gale Community Center on behalf of the Chicago Park District.

PBC board members voted to award a contract to FHP Tectonics Corp., which will serve as the general contractor for the project.

The Gale Community center will be built at 1620 West Howard in the Rogers Park community. It will feature a competition-sized gymnasium, with two full-sized athletic courts that will accommodate basketball, volleyball and other activities. At 18,325 square feet, the facility will also include a fitness room, a spacious club room that can be divided into two smaller rooms, two administrative offices and men's and women's locker rooms with showers that will be fully accessible for people with disabilities.

The building will also include environmentally friendly features, such as low-consumption water fixtures, and a partial green roof, which will capture rainwater and return a portion back to the atmosphere.

The PBC manages construction and renovation projects for the Chicago Park District as well as the City of Chicago and its other sister agencies. Mayor Daley serves as the PBC's chairman.

Other actions taken Tuesday by the PBC board are listed on the PBC's Web site at www.pbcchicago.com.

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RELATED PROJECTS
Willye B. White Community Center
Chicago Park District
Past Project
1610 West Howard
Chicago, IL 60626
Community: Rogers Park
Ward: 49
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