Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Work Nearing the End
In July 2010, the Town of Danville, in partnership with Contra Costa County and several area veterans groups, broke ground with the intent of renovating and revitalizing one of the Town's most notable landmarks: the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave.
The $8.1 million project is now entering the home stretch as work on the structure moves from construction, framing, stucco and other exterior work to electrical wiring, plumbing, drywalling and other interior items.
The work is truly one of both renovation and reconstruction, as crews have worked to preserve the front portion of the building that faces out on Hartz Avenue. That area will be primarily for the many veterans groups that utilize the building. New meeting rooms, offices and storage will make it a state of the art facility for area veterans.
Crews have installed an elevator in the newly constructed rear section of the facility, making it more accessible for seniors and those with limited mobility. The rear is a two story structure that will have an entrance facing out to E. Prospect Ave. Part of the new building will be made up of offices, classrooms and storage for the Town of Danville's Senior Services Programs that will be held at Veterans Memorial Building. The remainder will be a large community hall, usable by Seniors, Veterans or community members.
Additionally, the community hall can be subdivided into smaller rooms so that user groups can have access simultaneously.
The project is slated for completion in early 2012. Details of a Grand Opening Celebration for the new building will be posted through the Town's website, www.danville.ca.gov, the Town's e-news subscriber service and through the media.
Check out the Town's photostream on Flickr to see the latest pictures of the Veterans Memorial Building Project.
For more details on the project, check out the Veterans Hall Project Page, or contact Senior Civil Engineer Michael Stella at (925) 314-3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.