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Second public forum to be held Tuesday on Goshen Community Center location

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — The next public input session on the site of the proposed Goshen Community Center will be held Tuesday, March 26.

The first forum helped to establish criteria that a committee of citizens then applied to 10 potential sites in order to narrow the options down to six.

The six options that remain include the original site on the old Street Department grounds, a site south of Greencroft Goshen, the former Western Rubber site, the former Holiday Inn site, the old Quality Drive Away site north of U.S. 33 and a site north of Plymouth Avenue just east of Indiana Avenue.

The Goshen Community Center executive board decided to take another look at the location of the proposed facility after hearing concerns from citizens about the location itself and the cost to develop the Street Department site. Community members were vocal about saving money where possible during discussions about whether or not to allow a referendum on a special election ballot.

The delay of the special election from May until November gave the committee more time to revisit the facility’s location and gather public opinion on the issue.

Those in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting will have the opportunity to approve the recommendations of the public subcommittee and to narrow the remaining sites from six to three.

The executive committee will then continue investigation into the three final sites to determine whether or not the project’s construction can be reduced.

The input session will begin at 7 p.m. in the Goshen High School cafeteria, 401 Lincolnway East.

For more information on the Goshen Community Center, visit goshencommunitycenter.com.