Jonesborough Senior Center set to open in December

After years of working toward opening a new multi-million dollar senior center in Jonesborough, the finish line is now in sight.

Town Administrator Bob Browning said it’s been a long time coming, after the project hit a pretty big set back this year.

The Board of Mayor and Alderman fired Rainey Construction in an emergency session back in August.

The construction company was hired in 2013 to build the facility, and had already been working on the project for two and a half years.

After town officials changed companies, Browning said things moved along much more quickly.

Browning told us they are looking forward to seeing thousands of seniors in the area enjoy the finished product.

“We have a plan for a very nice community neighborhood park behind the building that will have a senior focus to it, so I think in the long run its going to be an excellent facility,” Browning said.

A new target date for a grand opening is the first week of December.

The final cost of the project will be around three million dollars.

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