New Funding For Hacienda Heights Community Center Project

A new community center in Hacienda Heights moved one step closer to reality today with approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to hire an architect to design the facility.

The Hillgrove Community Center will be located on nine acres of land currently owned by the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District at 1234 Valencia Avenue in Hacienda Heights. The property has not been used for more than 10 years and the District has determined that the site will not be needed in the foreseeable future.

Today’s action by the Board of Supervisors dedicates $220,433 towards planning, design, and other architectural services required to develop a master plan for the community center site. The funding comes from the Puente Hills Landfill Community Benefit and Environmental Trust Fund.

Hacienda Heights has a tremendous need for a community center for group activities, social support, and recreation space. The Hillgrove site gives a perfect place and opportunity to meet these needs, said Supervisor Knabe.