Survey says… community center wanted in Robbinsdale
Robbinsdale Mayor Regan Murphy says the results of a recent community survey serves as validation for a question he's been asked numerous times since becoming mayor—why doesn’t Robbinsdale have a community center?

"There is no central gathering space and we’re very short on space for groups to meet. There’s no place for young kids to go congregate," says Murphy. "Before we invest any money or look at cost, we first had to find out do people really want this, and I think the answer is overwhelmingly yes."

Construction of a community center was one of several questions asked in the survey. Results showed 56 percent support construction of a community center with 29 percent strongly supporting it. Only 7 percent were opposed and 4 percent said they strongly oppose.

Forty-seven percent said they would be somewhat likely to use a community center, while 29 percent said very likely.

What can residents expect next?

Murphy says there will future opportunities to provide input on what a community center would entail and how much it would cost. The city would also have to budget for a feasibility study on locations, cost, and many other details.

Robbinsdale residents currently have access to programming at other area community centers and gym space at Robbinsdale Middle School. A community center operated by Robbinsdale Area Schools at 42nd and Regent Avenues was sold and demolished in the mid-1990s.

You can read the results of the Robbinsdale Community Survey on the city's website.

Shannon Slatton, reporting
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