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Northbrook Residents Want More Information About Possible Community Center

The Northbrook Park District surveyed community members about a possible new community center near Techny Prairie Park and Fields.

More than nine months after adjacent to , community residents are still unsure of how they want the space used.

After conducting a series of forums to guage people's opinions about building a new community center in that space, Northbrook Park District officials found that residents want more information about the possible construction, the Chicago Tribune reports

According to the research, which is available on the park district website, three forums and eight focus groups were used to measure public opinion, with more than 100 community members, school district officials, the chamber of commerce and offering their thoughts.

And it seems there is more research and conversations ahead. 

Ann Zilokowski, park district marketing and communications director, told the Tribune her department plans to collect even more data throughout the summer.

"The bottom line in all this is that it is a community-driven process," park district spokesperson, Gail Baritz, told the Tribune. "Everything we are doing is to engage with the community and determine what the residents want."

How would you feel about a new community center built in place of the old ? Tell us in the comments. 

Gerry White June 26, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Glenview has had a wonderful fitness facility for years and many Northbrook residents pay twice the fare as Glenview members to join. Buffalo Grove just opened up a beautiful fitness center. It is about time Northbrook does the same for its own residents.

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