COMPTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The City of Compton and project program manager Lowe Enterprises announced today the completion of a new gathering place in the city, the two-level, 30,000-square-foot Compton Community Center. Located at 301 N. Tamarind, in the heart of downtown Compton, it is the latest addition in the ongoing expansion of the city’s downtown core.
“The Compton Community Center is a valuable resource for our residents. It provides a central place for socializing, recreation, and education. You can attend a class, have a workout or just stop in to read a book and visit with your friends and neighbors,” said Mayor Aja Brown.
The Compton Community Center will offer programming and activities for residents. It is designed with a large multi-purpose room for assemblies, events and presentations, six classroom/meeting rooms for educational programming and social functions and a fitness center for exercise, and health and well-being programs. On the second level a teen lounge, game room and outdoor deck provide areas for social interaction and recreation. In addition, there are large, open gathering areas that offer places for reading, games and dining. The building’s design allows for spaces to be infused with natural light and to take advantage of California’s temperate climate, landscaped courtyards and patios offer areas for relaxing and socializing.
“As the city’s project program manager, Lowe Enterprises worked side-by-side with elected officials and city leaders to deliver on their vision for the community. The Center is a thoughtfully designed and executed addition for the city,” noted Tom Wulf, senior vice president, Lowe Enterprises.
Compton officials, civic and community leaders celebrated the grand opening on Saturday, May 31 with a program featuring Mayor Aja Brown, City Council members Janna Zurita, Isaac Galvan, Yvonne Arceneaux and Dr. Willie O. Jones and entertainment and refreshments for the community. The Compton Community Center was funded through redevelopment bond funds, the last project funded prior to the closure of the California Redevelopment Agencies.
Lowe Enterprises served as the Compton Community Center program manager. The company will soon begin construction of an adjacent 487-space, three-level, parking structure that will serve both the community center and transit riders utilizing the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. transit center that offers access to the Metro Bus system and the Metro Blue Line light rail.
About the City of Compton
Known as the “Hub City” because of its unique position in almost the exact geographical center of Los Angeles County, Compton is strategically located along the Alameda Corridor, a passageway for 25 percent of all U.S. waterborne international trade. Compton is rapidly emerging as a large industrial center in Los Angeles County for transit, distribution, business services, and technology.
About Lowe Enterprises
Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises is a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. Over the past 41 years, it has developed, acquired or managed more than $21 billion of real estate assets nationwide. Lowe is currently responsible for more than $5.5 billion of commercial, hospitality and residential assets. In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Lowe Enterprises maintains regional offices in Southern California, Northern California, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC.