Clay Road Community Center slated to open in early 2021
Friday, October 30, 2020
By: Danica Lloyd - Community Impact
Harris County Precinct 3 officials said they are halfway through the construction of a new community center at 18650 Clay Road, Houston. The new location—intended to replace Bear Creek Community center, which was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Harvey—is slated to open during the first quarter of 2021, according to a press release.
Clay Road Community Center features seven classrooms, three conference rooms, a 4,000-square-foot community hall and a lounge area to accommodate exercise classes, games, seminars, lectures and community meetings.
"I am pleased we have been able to build the new Clay Road Community Center at a better location alleviating the concerns of future flooding," Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack said in a statement. "I know this new center will bring many decades of enrichment and enjoyment to the thousands who will journey through its doors."
The facility is located on higher ground than its predecessor and has an underground detention system.
With a budget of $7 million, the project is funded by Precinct 3 and federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds. Officials said they hope to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification on the building.
"As we rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, it's important that we do so in a sustainable, resilient way," CSD Interim Director Joshua Stuckey said. “The county's goal of building back better will be showcased in this center, and we look forward to joining Precinct 3 in opening the facility early next year.”