Update January 27: The Arthur W. Christopher Community Center is complete and Mayor Riley oversaw the dedication ceremony for the new building on Wednesday afternoon.
Not only is it brand spanking new, it is South Carolina's only LEED-certified gym and community center.
According to the article in today's Post and Courier, the building has a gym with a full-sized basketball court and seating to hold some 400 along with a multipurpose room and other fitness and entertainment spaces.
For the full post on the West Side's newest addition, click here.
First reporting: The city of Charleston broke ground Wednesday on the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, a new Westside community center which is the first new building the city will construct with stimulus dollars.
The 24,000-square-foot center, located across from Burke High School, is going to have a large gymnasium and recreational spaces, multi-purpose meeting rooms, shower and laundry facilities, administrative offices and a kitchen and a small library.