Construction will begin this month at the Cypress Creek Cultural District Community Center in the spring



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Construction of the George HW Bush Community Center in the spring is expected to begin this month. (Emily Lincke / Community Impact Journal)

Construction on the George HW Bush Community Center, located in the Cypress Creek Cultural District in Spring, will begin this month, according to a Nov. 9 press release from Harris County Precinct 4. The project has been stalled for about two years due of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. on November 11 at 6827 Cypresswood Drive in the spring to celebrate the start of construction on the Community Center, which is located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive. Construction will take about a year, according to a press release, and the center is expected to open between November 2022 and January 2023.

Once construction is complete, the 24,500 square foot space will be open to compound residents and will include meeting space for local and civic groups. Some of the planned features of the facility are a large room that can accommodate 700 people and a kitchen with appliances.

The project was developed by the leaders of Ward 4, but after the Commissioners’ Court voted to redistribute the county in October, the Cypress Cultural District will be zoned into Ward 3 after March 2022.

“I am delighted to see this project moving forward,” Ward 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle said in a November 9 press release. “My team and I have carefully designed this community center to provide top notch service to residents. I applaud Commissioner Ramsey for taking the lead in completing it.

The facility was scheduled to open in 2021, as previously reported by Community impact journal, but construction has stalled since November 2019 due to supply shortages caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“I look forward to the completion of the building and all the memories that will be there,” said Ward 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey.

Before Ward 4 bought the property in 2018, the buildings served as a gymnasium and annex space for the Cypress Creek Christian Church and community center. While the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center continues to operate today, the old gymnasium and ancillary facilities have since been closed after flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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