Renovations Begin at North Nashville Community Center


Renovations Begin at North Nashville Community Center

Updates will allow McGruder Family Resource Center to enhance its community services in north Nashville

McGruder interior before renovationRenovation work has begun on the McGruder Family Resource Center in North Nashville, Dowdle Construction Group announced today. The improvements to the 10,500-square-foot building on 25th Avenue are much needed to keep the community center running. The Metro Nashville Board of Education, in partnership with Capital Project Solutions, enlisted Dowdle and EOA Architects for the job.

McGruder interior before renovationThe renovations include replacing the windows, raising the ceiling heights and making updates to meet current ADA requirements, such as installing a new elevator.

“Adding an elevator to an older building is challenging but absolutely necessary to ensure all members of the community can access the wonderful services that this center provides,” said Dowdle Project Manager Kyle Swarm. “We are humbled by the opportunity to do this work for a great cause.”

McGruder interior before renovationThe McGruder Family Resource Center, run by the Catholic Charities of Nashville, provides more than 20 programs and services aimed at helping North Nashvillians improve the quality of their lives. It offers educational and entrepreneurship programs as well as health and government services. The center also houses a branch of the Nashville Public Library and has a park and community gardens on its campus.

McGruder interior before renovationThis is one of many public construction projects that Dowdle Construction Group has worked on with Metro Nashville, including many schools, libraries and other parks in the area.

Construction is expected to be completed fall 2022.

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