Pembroke, MA

Pembroke Voters Pass Ballot to Design & Construct New Community Center

Dianna Carney
Voters passed a ballot question that moved the plans for a new Community Center one step closer to becoming a reality..The Town of Pembroke

(PEMBROKE, MA) "The Town of Pembroke's registered voters passed article 27 at town meeting held on June 22, 2021 for the purpose of designing and constructing a Community Center to replace the existing center" declared the town in a press release posted on August 4th, 2022.
New Community Center First Floor DesignThe Town of Pembroke

The Pembroke Recreation Commission is located within the existing center, which is at 128 Center Street. The Recreation Department states that they strive "to provide exceptional and creative programs, services and facilities that foster community spirit and  involvement while serving the physical and social needs of all the residents."

As inflation has risen in the past year, the Town of Pembroke informed the public that the project has begun to plan and engineer ways to "to combine services, and reduce, modify or eliminate all possible non-programming spaces in an effort to offset rising costs of materials, fuel, labor and other inflationary issues"

The Town also reports that long lead times for components of the build from aluminum to steel have driven up costs, which has "resulted in far larger cost per square foot bid results." The Select Board and Town Manager have continued the bidding process and will present the data "for a funding appropriation at town meeting on October 18, 2022 so this project as voted can continue to completion."
New Community Center Second Floor DesignThe Town of Pembroke

There will be an open public forum on August 23rd at the Public Library, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm so residents can view the project plans and details and ask any questions relevant to the project or the pending request for supplemental funding to complete the project. There will be a Zoom meeting scheduled for September 7th to review the actual bids received and the gap that needs funding on October 18th at town meeting. Details of how to register and/or attend this virtual meeting will be posted here once confirmed. 

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