City Approves Design for Senior Center

City Approves Design for Senior Center

NEW SENIOR CENTER
The City of Miami Springs City Council approved a proposed design for new Senior Center during Monday night’s council meeting  (April 9, 2018).

TOT LOT RECONFIGURED AND RE-INSTALLED
The new layout includes a new parking lot on the west side, pushing the larger building further east and over where the new tot lot was constructed.  The city will attempt to re-use most, if not all of the new tot-lot assets and will have to deconstruct and then reconstruct the playground so that it’s laid out in a north south fashion instead of the current east west layout.

COVERED PICNIC AREAS TO BE REPLACED BY TERRACE
The covered picnic tables which are currently used to rent out for parties and gatherings will be removed.  The Senior Center’s covered terrace, which faces the tot lot, will be available for rentals.

TEMPORARY SENIOR CENTER
According to the City Manager, William Alonso, the City will relocate seniors during the construction period to another facility (yet to be determined) for their meals and services since the current facility will be demolished.

Below, you’ll find a proposed layout of the new Senior Center.  The building takes up the middle of Prince Field park area south of the ball field.  A new parking lot with 13 parking spaces, two entries, and small 2 lane road are added on the east side.   

Further below, you can see a satellite view of the existing park for comparison.  

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About Nestor Suarez

Nestor Suarez has been a resident of Miami Springs since the 1980s. He grew up in the Springs attending Miami Springs Middle and Miami Springs High before heading to the University of Miami. He founded the Miami Springs community website, MiamiSprings.com, in 1997 and continues to operate it to this day. Nestor Suarez is also a South Florida businessman with over 20 years experience in E-Commerce and Internet Marketing. Suarez helped to build TigerDirect.com in the late 90s and 2000s to become one of the Top 25 Internet Retailers in the country. In 2011, Suarez joined BrandsMart USA as the Vice President of E-Commerce and helped the legendary South Florida retailer modernize its E-Commerce operations while tripling its online revenues. In 2016, Suarez created Marketing Addicts, LLC in a partnership with a group of TigerDirect Alumni servicing the health care industry. Contact Mr. Suarez at Nestor.Suarez@gmail.com.