Plans are moving forward Today to bring new life to a nearly 100 year old former nursing home facility in Centre County that’s going to house additional office space for
Gary Sinderson brings us the latest Centre County government administrators Tuesday approving an $882,000 dollar contract with an architectural firm to provide final design plans for the conversion of the Center Crest building the former nursing home facility now vacant but still owned by the county.
Plans call for its future to be primarily an office building, an adaptive reuse project that’s been termed a generational investment for the county.
County government leaders Tuesday defending the project and its expense, despite the recent trend in some places to consider more remote work settings and less office space.
“We do know that as we see growth in the county, as we see mandates, as we see other things occurring within the county, we may need extra staff staffing space as well. I think also the the lease space that we have throughout the county could we could we could see an economy of savings if we bring them under one roof.”
The county envisions using at least 80% of the center crest building for county government offices, with the possibility of leasing the remainder to partner agencies.
Bids for construction could go out as early as next year