DAVID F. GANTT COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
DeWolf was commissioned to design and construct a more efficient use of current space, to enhance and expand programming/services for area youth, to update a building that was in need of modernization, and to provide a revised layout of the space for increased efficiency.
In addition, flexibility for future growth and program changes was key .
Formerly named the North Street Community Center, it is a 28,900 square foot facility constructed in 1973. The building is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Department of Recreation and Youth Services (DRYS). The facility houses a gym, game room, kitchen, teen lounge, meeting rooms and a weight room. The campus includes a tennis court
(installed 2008), basketball court (installed 2008) and a football/soccer field. The campus underwent a significant park renovation in spring 2009, removing the exterior swimming pool and constructing new play apparatus, a zero-depth spray park and a bird habitat garden.
DRYS administers various programs year round including breakfast & lunch programs, Kids Cafe Dinner, Kids Club in conjunction with ABC Child Development Center (which occupies the facility), a Youth Council and other collaborations with community organizations. The City sponsors year-round recreation programs for youth, teens and adults and partners
with the Rochester City School District for a Satellite Recreation Program for School #6.
DeWolff Architects Rochester New York: Designers of Community Centers,
Sports, Recreational and Entertainment Facilities.