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Renovation Project Nearly Complete
It's starting to look a lot like a Community Center ... and Escalon city officials are happy with the progress being made on renovations at the facility, with completion coming close.

The more than $2 million project has been overseen by Titan Structures of Modesto as the lead contractor, with several subcontractors handling everything from concrete work to the plumbing, from electrical service to paving and renovating the kitchen.

"It's really going to be nice," City Manager Greg Greeson said, noting that crews are working quickly and the project has gone off relatively smoothly over the last several months.

RRM Design Group of Oakdale did the plans for the renovation, which allows more space for groups to gather, includes offices, a larger and more efficient kitchen work area, and makes the building handicapped accessible. A total of 1,200 more square feet of space was added to the center. A foyer now will lead people in to the building and the facility has been reoriented so the front doors face out toward Escalon-Bellota Road.

In the planning stages for a couple of years before the actual work began, groups that utilize the center on a regular basis have been meeting elsewhere but are eager to move back in once the project is complete.

With few issues due to weather, that completion date could come within the next month or so.

"It could be done by some time in September," Greeson said.

Much of the renovation work has been done, but plenty of smaller touch-up items remain, then the 'punch list' of items will be reviewed by contractors to make sure all work has been finished.

Greeson said he anticipates some type of ribbon cutting and celebration to officially reopen the Community Center for use.