A $10 million expansion to start in September will more than double the size of the Woodcrest Villa community center, according to Mennonite Home Communities President Nelson Kling.
Kling said the facility will measure about 51,000 square feet when the renovation and expansion is complete. With features including a 300-plus person auditorium, larger aquatic center, theater, salon, billiard room, cafe and sizeable outdoor plaza, it is intended to serve as a central gathering place for activities that previously happened throughout the community.
Warfel Construction will be the project's general manager, Kling said, and about 80 parking spaces also will be added to the East Hempfield Township site to accommodate the increased activity there.
Woodcrest Villa is the residential living campus of Mennonite Home Communities, with a mix of villas and apartments. Construction just began on its newest phase, a 32-villa cul-de-sac dubbed Romarin Place. The general contractor on that project is EG Stoltzfus, and RLPS Architects designed both the villas and the community center.