On November 7, 2006, voters approved the construction of a new senior center in Huntington Central Park (HCP). The building will be approximately 45,000 square feet, which is equivalent to approximately one acre. The entire site, including landscaping, building, and parking, will encompass five acres. The five-acre parcel is located on an undeveloped section of HCP that is fourteen acres in size. The proposed site is on the west side of Goldenwest Street north of the HCP Disc Golf Course.
In June 2005, the City of Huntington Beach commissioned the architectural firm of LPA, Inc. a national consulting firm of LPA, Inc, and TSMG, Inc, a national consulting firm, to study the feasibility of constructing and operating a new senior center for its senior population. The LPA Feasibility Study can be found here.
On September 29, 2009, Judge David Velasquez issued a tentative ruling regarding the case of the Parks Legal Defense Fund vs. The City of Huntington Beach. The document can be found here.
Court of Appeals ruled on Senior Center on December 14, 2010. Information on the ruling can be found here.
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