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Community center plans move forward in Lewiston

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Plans to build a community center in the Town of Lewiston are moving forward, as other details on the sale of the land continue to be worked out. YNN's Antoinette DelBel has more on negotiations.

LEWISTON, N.Y. — Members of the Lewiston Town Board said an activity center for seniors and students is something that's been two years in the making, and now things are finally coming to fruition.

Town board members said negotiations to build a community center on five acres of land in front of Lewiston-Porter High School are still being hashed out with the school district.

Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Reiter said the process will begin this week to find a construction management company to oversee the 150,000 square foot senior center and recreational facility.

The project is estimated to cost $9 million and would be funded by the Niagara River Greenway Commission.

The town supervisor said the multi-use facility will have a basketball court, soccer field, a retail store and classrooms.

"It's right in front of the high school and we think it's a win-win situation, because the students are right there, they'll be able to utilize the facility. It's a joint community effort," said Reiter.

And Reiter said the new senior center will replace the town's current one on River Road and it would be much larger. The board hopes to get shovels in the ground as soon as April.

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