A local construction company was awarded the bid to build the Elk Grove Community and Senior Center. The facility will also be home to Elk Grove Veteran’s too. Construction will start this year with completion by summer of 2019.
The Elk Grove Community and Senior Center was awarded to Elk Grove’s own Bobo Construction, Inc. on February 14, 2018 for a total cost of $18,138,103.
The 32,187 sq. ft. facility is a single-story community building that will include a Senior Center and Veterans Memorial Hall. The Center will also have a divisible main hall with a dining capacity for 500 as well as a café with indoor and outdoor seating. There is also a commercial kitchen and catering pantry. The lecture configuration will be able to host up to 940 people and a conference meeting room will have space for approximately 20 people. The Senior Center wing will consist of a lounge, multi-use classrooms, arts and craft studios, and a music classroom. Outdoor patios will have seating areas and fire pits.
The Community and Senior Center will be a LEED Platinum Building. LEED is a national certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings and LEED Platinum is the highest honor awarded by LEED. Projects worthy of boasting this designation are shining examples of cutting edge technology and building sustainability. This will be the 2nd LEED Platinum Building in Elk Grove, and Bobo Construction, Inc. also built the 1st which is the Cosumnes Oak High School R-House.
This new facility will join the new Aquatic Center at the Civic Center Commons Site at 8230 Civic Center Drive in the southern portion of Elk Grove. The Commons are part of the Phase 1 amenities that will provide a city-wide and regional resource for events and other gatherings. The project is funded primarily through Community Facilities District (CFD) and Park Fee funds.
On March 20, 2018, a ground-breaking ceremony was held with Community Leaders as well as local Veteran’s. The project is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2019. Elk Grove Laguna Forums broadcast the groundbreaking live on Facebook
Bobo Construction, Inc. is a local third generation family-owned business and specializes in commercial and industrial construction projects including schools, medical facilities, retail establishments, financial institutions, office buildings, and industrial facilities. Bobo Construction, Inc. supports many local groups including Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H.
Some of the local projects Bobo Construction, Inc. have completed include; The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department’s Vehicle Maintenance Center on East Stockton Blvd, The City of Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center on Disposal Lane, Multiple Projects for the Elk Grove Unified School District, and the Bank of Stockton on the corner of Laguna Blvd. and Big Horn with the iconic elk out front. Also, notable buildings such as the Yellow Apartment complex on Elk Grove Blvd. just East of Old Town, and the Bobo Offices on Kent St. were constructed by Bobo.
Bobo is also building the new CAL FIRE Butte Fire Station and Unit Headquarters in Oroville. The Northern California area went through an historic fire season in 2017.