Keller voters approve plans for new Senior Activities Center
With more than 18,000 votes cast in the Nov. 6, 2018 election, unofficial results from Tarrant County show that Keller voters approved of plans to build a new Senior Activities Center in Johnson Road Park by nearly 68 percent.
“I’m so pleased that our residents saw fit to provide this amenity for our seniors; every other public facility in our community has been upgraded over the years and it was time to bring this one — nearly 30 years old — in line with the standards Keller has set for the quality of life we offer our citizens,” Mayor Pat McGrail said. “A lot of time and effort was put into this proposal over many years, and with this support from the voters we can now continue to fine-tune the project as we move through the design and engineering phase.”
The new facility is envisioned as 23,000 square feet serving residents 55 and older with space for classrooms, crafts and hobbies, special events, games, senior-focused fitness activities and more to be built on the western side of Johnson Road Park beside the existing playground.
All in — from design and engineering to site work, building construction, about 90 new parking spaces, and all the furniture, fixtures and equipment planned for the facility — the total project cost is estimated at $9.6 million. Of that total, voters were asked to weigh in on whether to issue up to $8 million in debt without an associated tax rate increase.
To view unofficial results from the bond election and other Tarrant County races, visit www.tarrantcounty.com/evote. The Keller City Council is expected to canvass the votes from the Nov. 6 election at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. For additional information about this project, visit www.cityofkeller.com/seniorcenterbond.