River Cities

Miami Springs chooses site for new senior center — at the existing center site

The Miami Springs City Council voted 5-0 Monday to build a new senior center at 343 Payne Dr., its existing site.

Last November, the Herald reported that the city was also considering building a new senior center adjacent to the Curtiss Mansion near the Miami Springs Golf Course.

“I am grateful that the golf course will continue to be green space and that the community knows that their concerns were heard,” Councilwoman Rosie Buckner told the Miami Herald on Thursday.

Estimates for the project are forthcoming as the city issues a request for quotes, which will be presented at a future council meeting.

The city said it is hopeful that the new senior center will be completed in 2018. For more information, visit www.miamisprings-fl.gov/elderlyservices.