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Holland Family Building Renovation

September 12
Holland Family Building Construction update:
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This week at the Holland Family Building:

About a month from now, we will begin the annual cycle of Torah reading in which G-d creates the universe. On the first day, G-d creates light, in a similar vein; the JCC will be installing windows on the lower level of the Holland Family Building! The frames for these windows, which were delivered today, are pictured above.

TODAY:The first of many new windows are being installed today at the front of the building in a room that will house 12 more infants and toddlers in our Early Childhood Center. When the new rooms are finished, we will be able to reduce our long waiting list of families who will be bringing us htier newborns next summer.

THIS WEEK:Construction is slightly delayed due to a few technical issues but our great general contractor BRD Construction, is working hard to make the time up. 

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August 23
Holland Family Building Construction update:
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This week at the Holland Family Building:
Protective fencing will be installed tomorrow which will slightly reduce the availability of parking spots for roughly two months. This is necessitated by the need to work on the new addition and store windows, steel and other building materials on site.  The covered entrance way will be 12 feet deep and benches will be installed along the northern wall for people waiting for rides or just to relax. The main entrance from the parking lot has been relocated to a new entrance located to the right of the current parking lot entrance (when facing the building). Our upper parking lot will be closed this week as well as the structural steel for the addition is going up.
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August 16
Holland Family Building Construction update:
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Starting Monday, August 21, the main entrance from the parking lot will be closed, ECC  will enter from the Summer Street end of the parking lot. All other JCC Members and guests wll enter from a new entrance located to the right of the current parking lot entrance (when facing the building). 
 
You will be scanning in at the new temporary desk located at this new entrance and if you need to make any transactions- you will need to go to the current Member Services Desk.
 
The upper parking lot will be closed as well as the structural steel for the addition is going up.

 

 
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August 10
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Watch for more information about our renovation on emails, facebook posts and on this page.

Press Release

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

June 20, 2017

 

Richard Zakalik, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo announced a construction start date of July 5th, 2017 for the Holland Family Building at 787 Delaware Ave. The project was originally announced more than a year ago. Plans have been reviewed by the Linwood Association and have been approved by the City of Buffalo Preservation Board.

Construction will include the enclosure of an 1800 square feet patio facing Linwood Avenue at the back of the building. An indoor playground for young children will be constructed for member families and participants in the JCC’s Early Childhood program. That program has grown from fewer than 60 children ten years ago to more than 200 children when the project is complete. JCC president Susan Freed-Oestreicher noted that: “The growth of our program, due in part by the rapid growth of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, has given us the confidence to expand our facilities and provide state-of-the-art space for our children and members.”

Additional work will reconfigure and modernize space for 40 additional infants and 20 additional after-school participants. Relocation into extensively renovated space will happen for group fitness classes, cycling, Yoga and adult discussion groups. New windows, HVAC systems, lobbies and entrances will complete the multi-million dollar project. Work is expected to be completed in time for the beginning of the 2018 school year and the 70th anniversary of the construction of the international style building. K1 Architecture is the architect and BRD Construction is the project manager.

Major funding for the project will come from a matching grant provided by the Nathan Benderson Family, longtime supporters of the JCC and many other Western New York, not-for-profit agencies that benefit families and underserved populations. Variety Club of Buffalo is providing funds for a fully-accessible basketball and play space to be created from an under-used racquetball court. Additional funding will be sought over the next few years from government sources, foundations, corporations and private individuals. Naming opportunities are available for many of the to-be-created spaces.

The JCC of Greater Buffalo is a non-profit agency with a mission to improve the lives of the Jewish and general communities of Western New York. Support is received from the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Services provided include health, fitness, recreation, education, cultural arts and camping to its more than 9,000 members and the general public. Membership is open to all without regard to race, religion, economic status or sexual orientation. A second location is in Getzville at 2640 North Forest Road. For further information call 688-4033.