Local dignitaries gathered April 23 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Austell Neighborhood Senior Center, 4519 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell, inside Clarkdale Park.
In September 2009, floods that decimated much of the Austell area destroyed the old Austell Senior Center.
This was the second flood for the building in less than four years, so the decision was made to move the center to Clarkdale Park.
The new 5,500 square-foot facility garnered Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council due to many energy saving components in the design.
Highlights include: a high efficiency HVAC system, high efficiency light fixtures and a 46 percent reduction in electrical costs and 28 percent reduction in water usage to comparable buildings. For more information on Cobb Senior Services, visit Senior Services Home Page.