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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Bethwell Community House ribbon cutting June 7.


The recently renovated Bethwell Community House will be unveiled to the public during a June 7 ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Site will be available for rent and house camps, activities.

By Accessmilton.com


MILTON, GA., June 1, 2011 - The recently renovated Bethwell Community House, located at 2695 Hopewell Road (click here for directions) will be unveiled to the public at a ribbon cutting June 7 at 11 a.m.

The 1,300-square-foot community house, which now also features a 500-square-foot porch, will be soon available for rent for parties, reunions and private functions, said Cyndee Bonacci, Parks and Recreation Director. It also houses Milton's Camp Bethwell, which starts June 6.

"This is the first big renovation project for our department,"
said Bonacci. "We're all very excited to bring the community this resource - on time and on budget."
Work began on renovating the Bethwell Community House in January when the city contracted with Engineering Inspection Systems and MPZ Architects for project plans. The 40-day physical renovation began in April, with InterCiti Development (ICD) finishing work the last week of May.

In addition to the general renovation and porch, Bethwell now boasts a playground, parking, central heating and air conditioning, new restrooms, a new kitchen and new floors. It is also fully ADA accessible. Total cost for the project was $140,000 - which included all plans and construction.

"ICD donated items and upgrades to the job at no cost to make sure we had the best for our residents," said Bonacci. "We couldn't have asked for better people or work from everyone involved."This ribbon cutting marks a new beginning for the Bethwell Community House, which was built in the early 1950's and given to Fulton County for community use. It had been closed in the early 2000's and was obtained by the City of Milton in 2006 as part of the transition from Fulton County.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm really not trying to be negative, but this building looks like it belongs in a third world nation. I hope it is really used by the community.

Anonymous said...

You wanted rural, you got rural.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I wanted a big house and yard, privacy, and a lot of trees-- not a building that looks like at out house.

Anonymous said...

Apparently you've never seen an "outhouse" aka "privy".

Know you disappointed, but you have to take the bad with the good.

You're probably old enough your wants wont hurt you.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, the inside of the building looks better. At least the park looks nice.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate what the city is offering our community. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The money spent on this small house would have been better put to use on a traffic light at the busy intersection of Hopewell-Francis-Cogburn.

Anonymous said...

8:55, are you saying that you appreciate what the city is offering or are you telling others should?

Similar to you, I pay tax dollars (as other residents in the community) and I do not have to blindly appreciate what the city is offering when my tax dollars are being used to pay for it.

I think the money spent updating the building could have been spent more wisely. In addition, many residents are concerned about the appearance of the city. The bar should have been set higher in terms of the building's aesthetics.

Anonymous said...

It is time for you to move.

Anonymous said...

Why would I move when I find you so amusing?

Anonymous said...

Agree with you post 8:45 pm.
This is the problem with Milton. Too many like "this one" live here.

Anonymous said...

I’m glad “this one” lives here. Leave it to “ya’ll” and we would be using two tin cans and a piece of string to relay messages.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing like feeling important and superior to others.

Be careful, your hens may come home to roost.

Anonymous said...

Most Milton residents are concerned with their personal monetary perception.

Anonymous said...

You claim that many Milton residents think everything boils down to money, but many things in life simply boil down to common sense. You are using a defense mechanism because someone does not agree you.

The update of that building is really a waste of money. Most people in Milton have yards that are bigger and much more attractive than the property for which that building is located. Given these reasons, why would most residents pay to rent that building?