Community Center Proposal: Details on Amenities, Fees and Design

Plainfield Community Center - Exterior Concept (website)

The Nov. 2 ballot will include a millage proposal to finance the construction of a new Community Center.

As part of the Township’s ongoing effort to answer frequently asked questions about the project, staff is answering the following questions this week:

What amenities would the new Community Center have?

The 52,000-square-foot multiuse facility would serve as a center for community activity and engagement in the Township. The space would feature an indoor walking track, flexible meeting spaces for a variety of classes, a demonstration kitchen, areas for senior citizen programming, fitness classrooms and a gymnasium.

Would there be a membership fee to use the Community Center?

No, the Community Center will not have a membership fee. Programs offered are intended to be available with minimal fees to cover the cost for class instructors or room rentals. Features such as the indoor walking track would be available to residents at no cost during all times the facility is open. Specific programs offered at the Community Center, such as the Senior Citizens Program, set their own programming fees and would still be available to residents and non-residents.

Where can I find the draft floor plan for the new Community Center?

The draft floor plan of the new facility is available here and is based on a report from of the Community Center Advisory Committee that analyzed the community needs for a new facility.

The Community Center Advisory Committee was created by the Plainfield Township Board to provide guidance on facility needs and design and is comprised of Township residents, staff and Board members as well as representatives from the Northview Senior Citizens Program and Northview Public Schools.

To read more answers to frequently asked questions about the millage proposal, click here. For more information on the proposed Community Center, click here.