Demolition of City-Owned Building to Make Way for Future Canyon Country Community Center Underway
Demolition work is currently underway, as the City of Santa Clarita makes way for the new Canyon Country Community Center. Crews are working to take down the building on the recently acquired property, formerly Caruso II, as part of preparation for construction. The project site is on the northeast corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway and is expected to begin construction in the spring of 2019.
The demolition of this building, including the foundations and hardscape areas, will take approximately two to three weeks to complete. Reusable parts from the demolished building will be separated and sent to a recycling center. The Caruso II building was the last privately-owned property to be acquired and is now being removed in order for the City to move forward with implementing the Community Center Master Plan, adopted by the Santa Clarita City Council in June of 2016.
This new facility will serve as a landmark welcoming people to Canyon Country. The center will be a community hub offering cultural enrichment in the form of classes, activities, programs and more, for both youth and adults. It will also have an outdoor event space and offer workshops for personal and professional development.
The City continues to work on completing the construction documents for this project and anticipates the project will go out to bid this fall. The Canyon Country Community Center is tentatively scheduled to open towards the end of 2020.
The new center will replace the existing temporary community center located on Flying Tiger Drive, at Sierra Highway.
For more information, please visit the Santa Clarita 2020 website at SantaClarita2020.com, or contact Parks Planning Manager Wayne Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (661) 255-4961.