Ludlow Armory transformed into a community focal point

Following its initial review of the Ludlow Armory and Tank Barn construction project, Ludlow Town Manager Frank Heald provided an update to the construction and get an estimated date when the project would be completed.

Pictured is the area where a sidewalk will be installed from the Ludlow Elementary School to the front door of the new dining room in the main Armory building.

Heald noted that the sidewalk will have electric cable embedded in it to melt snow on it for the safety of the students and faculty travelling from either the high school or elementary school.

The dining room area, which will seat up to 120 people at a sitting, is taking shape quickly.

The rest of the main armory building is on schedule. Heald said the weight room which will have a composite rubber floor to ensure that accidentally dropped weights don't damage the floor. He then said the restroom facilities and the classroom/recreation area will be separately accessed so that both student activities could be taking place in the rest of the building while citizen use of the classroom .recreation area occurred.

Over in the tank barn, the division between the sections to be used by LPC-TV and Black River Good Neighbors Services is in place. Heald stressed the importance of the insulation that had been installed in the tank barn to reduce heating costs. The piping to install plumbing in the barn has been completed and awaits connection to the main on Main Street.

One factor Heald stressed was the name of the main building facility. What used to be known as the armory will become the Ludlow Community Center to underscore the plans to make this a facility available for both educational and recreational use by Ludlow residents.

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