MILLBRAE COMMUNITY CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT RECEIVES GRANT FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY

Supervisor Dave Pine Champions Measure K Grant for Community Center Rebuild

REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for $500,000 from Measure K funds for the City of Millbrae to replace its former community center.

In July of 2016 the former community center was completely destroyed by fire. For two years, Millbrae has operated a temporary community center out of modular buildings but many functions and spaces of the former facility have not been replaced or replicated.

“The Millbrae community suffered an incredible loss with the destruction of its former community center,” said Supervisor Dave Pine. “By partnering with the City, we hope to expedite the replacement of this valuable and well used community asset with a modern and multigenerational facility.”

The Millbrae Community Center, to be located at 477 Lincoln Circle, will provide quality community, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for all ages. The new facility will include a senior lounge, preschool classrooms, a community room, and many other amenities.

Restoring the Millbrae Recreation Center will enable the City to provide more recreational opportunities than currently provided at the temporary modular facility, and more than what was offered before the original facility was destroyed by a fire.

“If city hall is the nerve center of the city, the community center is the heart of the city,” said Millbrae Mayor Wayne Lee. “It is a place where people come together. We are very grateful for the support of Supervisor Dave Pine and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for their many investments in Millbrae and surrounding community.”

The City’s previous community center was only 16,000 sq. ft. and fell well short of supporting Millbrae’s increasing population.  The new Community Center will be over 25,000 sq. ft. to better meet the community’s size and provide a wide range of programs for the City’s residents.

Measure K is a 20-year extension of the countywide half-cent sales tax passed by local voters in November 2016 to support essential County services and to maintain or replace critical facilities.