Upper Arlington community center designers narrow focus ahead of Feb. 17 unveil

Designers for Upper Arlington’s first community center expect to unveil final plans for the facility in February after they work through the configuration of parking and the overall height of the building.

After collecting public feedback and working with city officials since August, representatives from MSA Sport are closing in on the design of a 155,300-square-foot facility that will house a 95,300-square-foot community center.

Upper Arlington community center designers narrow focus ahead of Feb. 17 unveil

The firm has devised two designs within those dimensions. Keith Hall, managing principal of MSA Sport’s Columbus studio, said he plans to present final recommendations at Upper Arlington’s State of the City address slated for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road.

In the meantime, Hall said, the firm will work with focus groups of Upper Arlington residents to further discuss the long-term sustainability of the facility, as well as its accessibility to people of various abilities, aquatics programming and programming for seniors and teens.

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