January/Febuary 2013 Update: Full Speed Ahead!

The Yates Community Center Complex Development Project Continues Forward!!! The Timbers have arrived! Full speed ahead!

Several community members came out to enjoy refreshments and watch as the barn timbers arrived to their new home at the Yates Community Center (Yates Cultural and Recreational Resources, Inc. YCRR) site at 467 North Main Street on December 13, 2012. The new Community Center building will be built around this locally resourced 150 year old hand- hewn barn frame, which will be carefully disassembled before it is relocated to the Community Center Complex. The post- and- beam structure will be fully exposed through out the 2,500 square foot main level of the new building. Outfitted with sliding barn doors and a metal standing-seam roof, the building will appear as a renovated barn, with an exterior clad in natural cedar siding.

The new facility is being designed with the help of Penn Yan resident Tom Johnson, a designer experienced in relocating, restoring, and incorporating historic antique barn structures into re-purposed buildings. In addition to working internationally, Johnson has built several local residential and commercial buildings, featured in local and national publications. Johnson will help manage the barn raising process, working with Benton Builders a local Mennonite builder.  They will erect the antique structure and also help complete the building. In addition, YCRR will be seeking bids from other local contractors for many other aspects of the building.

This is just the beginning of the many phases that are ahead as the plans to build and develop the Yates Community Center Complex unfold! Please contact Katie Peterson, Board Chairman, at kpeterson@yatescommunitycenter.org or Pam Griffith, Executive Director of YCRR, Inc. at pamgriffith@yatescommunitycenter.org   with any questions.

 

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