Community Center Update

The Yarmouth Community Center (YCC), under the organizational framework of Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), is planning a community center to provide a centralized hub for services, resources and fellowship. The intent is to create a dedicated space to integrate an excellent but currently fragmented array of programs and services, as well as provide a welcoming space for people of all ages to gather.

VISION & ASSUMPTIONS:

  • a friendly welcoming community center in a centrally located, easy to access village location
  • ample parking and accessible design
  • a gathering place for all ages, with café amenities, wifi, kitchen and flexible use space to accommodate changing needs
  • large multipurpose, multigenerational space for classes, functions and rentals
  • a centralized hub for offices and programs of YCAN, Food Pantry, Community Services, General Assistance, and Medical Loan Closet operations
  • creative partnerships with the Town of Yarmouth, Yarmouth businesses and nonprofits

SPATIAL CONCEPT

  • YCC n/i YCS: 8000 sf +/-
  • YCS: 1600 sf +/-
  • parking: 50 cars, plus area shared (two-way) and on-street parking
  • loading and delivery doors necessary for Food Pantry and Medical Loan

TIMELINE

  • March 2016: YCAN charges YCC Steering Committee with planning.
  • September 2016: Community Needs Assessment completed (see report)
  • 2016-2017: Site Selection and fundraising/budgeting
  • 2017: Explore partnerships with Town of Yarmouth and beneficial relationships with private or non-profit sector.
  • 2017: Develop marketing and publicity materials to share with the community.

YCC Steering Committee Members

Horace Horton, Barbara Horton, Beth Costello, Cathy Gavin
, Bill Goddard, Maura Halkiotis, Charlie Horstmann, Lynn Hynes, Leigh Kirchner, Jack Moore, Peter Small, Sarah Witte
, Karen MacNeill– Town of Yarmouth Liaison

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