|Council Member Hal Miller offers some brief remarks at the opening|
Photo courtesy of South Franklin Community Center
The South Franklin Community Center opened its doors for the first time on July 30, 2013. The project was funded in part by a federal CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) approved by the Provo Municipal Council.
The building is located on the edge of “The Boulders” apartments at 750 S. 650 W. and will provide a location for social services, education programs, and community events.
According to reporting by the Daily Herald, funding approved by the Council from federal CDBG funds amount to $245,000. The building will be officially owned by the city, but will be managed by the United Way of Utah County.
Also according the Daily Herald, Provo Mayor John Curtis, who was present at the ribbon cutting, noted how many departments at Provo City came together to help make the center a reality. Mayor Curtis emphasized the efforts of the police department, fire department, and the mayor’s office and Municipal Council in working together on this project.
*Update - It should be noted that the building is not yet open for curriculum and new programs, as it will take some time to get the new center up to speed, according to the United Way. It is anticipated that the new center will be ready to begin open access to those who need it within the next several weeks.