The First Selectman’s Committee for the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center announced on Monday that the architectural design contract for the replacement of the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center has been awarded to TSKP Studio of Hartford.
TSKP was selected by the Committee from a group of 5 finalists.
The TSKP designed the now complete, New Lebanon School.
The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center was built in 1950 as a recreation center for the Electrolux Corporation. The Town of Greenwich acquired the building and land in 1966 and has been using it as a Civic Center for the past 53 years.
The Co-Chairmen of the Committee, Scott Johnson and Gary Dell’Abate, said the process involved exciting presentations from architectural finalists who showed their potential “vision” for a new facility utilizing a similar footprint and incorporating various replacement goals, such as basketball courts and gymnasium, multi-
purpose event and recreational space, multi-purpose activity rooms, lounge, field access restrooms and Civic Center and OGRCC offices.
This review process also confirmed the need for a new, not renovated, facility incorporating best available technologies that are consistent with community surveys and within realistic budgetary guidelines.
“This is wonderful news for the Town of Greenwich. A new civic center will help meet the high demands for field usage and gym time and will be a chance for public-private partnerships to produce a facility that our residents can be proud of for generations to come,” said First Selectman Fred Camillo said in a release on Monday.
After completion of a new property survey, the Committee will meet with TSKP to commence schematic designs and space plans. This is anticipated to occur early next year, with anticipated municipal improvement and land use applications to follow thereafter.