rendering courtesy of WCS Construction
The Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center, expected to be completed in June 2008, is the new Salvation Army building (not thrift store) going up at the corner of MLK and Morris Rd. It will really depend on the quality of materials they use on the exterior for whether it ends up looking like a contributing piece of our main street.
Here is the floor-by-floor breakdown:
1st Floor: Retail TenantFortunately, there is an effort being made for the retail to be something of greater value than another check-cashing storefront. One Salvation Army newsletter from December 2006 mentions CVS as the type of tenant they are looking for for the ground floor. (keywords here are "the type of tenant")
2nd Floor: Childcare Center that is open to the community
3rd Floor: Corps Community Center
4th Floor: Workforce Development
5th Floor: Wellness Center with "aerobics classes, cardiovascular machines and weight-lifting equipment"
This is what the Center looks like now:
photos by DG-rad