Orchard Park's multi-generational community center got a major infusion of money with the announcement Wednesday that Sen. Chris Jacobs had secured a $500,000 state grant.
The $16 million project also will be supported by a capital campaign goal of $2 million, as well as bonding by the town.
Construction of the 69,000 square-foot facility is to start next year at Brush Mountain Park.
“Consolidating recreational functions and programs into a new and expanded facility will improve recreational offerings for residents of all ages, reduce capital expenditures and generate new revenue,” Jacobs said.
Town Supervisor Patrick Keem said the community center is one of the most important capital project in Orchard Park in decades.