Township Voters to Consider Community Center Proposal Next Week

Plainfield Community Center - Exterior Concept (website)

As the Nov. 2 election draws near, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Community Center project.

Why a new Community Center?

As part of the Board of Trustees’ current strategic plan, a new Community Center was identified as an opportunity to improve the quality of life in Plainfield Township.

The size and condition of the current facility limit the Township’s ability to serve the community. The space is filled by the Northview Senior Citizens program on weekdays and often is booked by other groups on evenings and weekends. Additionally, the size of the current space cannot accommodate larger events or multiple groups at the same time.

What amenities would the new Community Center have?

The 52,000-square-foot 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.

How much would the proposal cost a property owner in Plainfield Township?

The amount that would be paid by a property owner would depend on the taxable value of the property. It is estimated the necessary annual millage to pay for the Community Center construction is 0.9067 mills.

The average taxable value of a residential property in Plainfield Township is $95,484. That means the average property owner would pay $87 annually to cover the costs for the design and construction of the new Community Center.

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