Renovation And Expansion Of San Pedro Service Center Moves Forward

The renovation and expansion of the San Pedro Service Center moved a step closer to beginning construction today as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved putting the project out for contracting bids.

The construction project will bring the San Pedro Service Center compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The renovation of existing restrooms includes the installation of additional stalls and other upgrades. The reconfiguration of the existing senior citizens room includes the installation of a kitchenette, storage area, and two additional single-unit restrooms. The addition to the northeast side of the building will include an 800-square-foot multipurpose room. A 1,350-square-foot addition to the southeast side of the building will provide two daycare classrooms with toilets, storage areas, and a corridor.

The total budget for the project is $2,480,000, which will be fully funded by Fourth Supervisorial District Capital Improvement funds. The costs for actual construction are expected to be $1,407,000, with the remainder going towards equipment, plus engineering and design costs. Construction bids are due back from potential contractors on July 14, 2009.

The San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center, which opened its doors in 1972, has continued to expand its services over the years, while receiving few upgrades. The center, located at 769 West Third Street in San Pedro, currently provides a wide array of services to the community, ranging from a senior meals program, child care services, computer and citizenship classes, food pantry, toy loan center, and more.