Committee approves Jenkins' plan for Howard Warner

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The Howard Warner Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend the Newnan City Council move forward with Councilwoman Cynthia Jenkins' proposal for a community and recreation center in the historic schoolhouse on Savannah Street.

Jenkins presented her written proposal to the committee Monday. The proposal would have the approximately 5,000-square-foot ground floor of the school building turned into a day-care center that would be operated by the YMCA and would serve children up to age 5. Cost to parents would be based on income.

On the main floor, the Boys and Girls Club would occupy three classrooms and the auditorium. That would leave three classrooms for other uses, such as possible senior services.

The 1955 addition to the building would be torn down and replaced with a gymnasium and playground. There would also be a sports field, or possibly more than one.

The vote by the committee now sends the issue to the city council.



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