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November 25, 2009 > Future use of the Sal Cracolice building

Future use of the Sal Cracolice building

By Dustin Findley

The Sal Cracolice facility will be vacated upon completion of the new Senior Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Bonnie Greiner informed City Council that staff has prepared a draft request for proposals (RFP) which, once approved, will be available in hard-copy format and electronically from December 1 for community groups interested in using the building.

Staff will distribute the forms through various outreach efforts, including local newspaper ads, social networking sites, local Milpitas television, Milpitas Public Library and City facilities.

Completed forms must be submitted to the City Manager's office by January 11, 2010. City staff who want to use the building for their own programs such as the Milpitas Teen Center, must follow the same application process. Staff will review and present to the Neighborhood Services and Education Committee on January 26, 2010.

Once finalists have been selected the City will seek input from the Cracolice family who donated the building.

"This is a wonderful community resource and I believe we should let the entire community know about it so we can look at all the proposed uses," said Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh.

The City welcomes input from the immediate neighborhood and community to better serve the community's needs.

The Abel Street facility has two buildings. There is an office type area with classrooms and a larger, almost multi-purpose room that is behind it. This has been the Milpitas Senior Center for the last three to four years.

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