The department will host many of the same programs in the temporary campus as it would have held in the senior center building.
Senior centers serve seniors, but the existing one does not fulfill that purpose.
After four years and more than 300 community meetings, the Newton City Council approved full funding of the proposed Newton Center for Active Living.
The proposed new senior center’s $19.5 million price tag reflects an increase from a previous estimate of $16.65 million.
An architect detailed building plans for a new Newton senior center after a vote last month ruled to not landmark the current facility.
The Newton Historical Commission voted to not nominate the existing Newton Senior Center building as a landmark, removing an obstacle against its demolition for a brand new Newton Center for Active Living building.
Developers of the West Newton Armory and the Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) presented their designs to the Newton Historical Commission (NHC) at a meeting on Thursday, centering on the viability of preserving historical elements without compromising accessibility.
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Joan Belle Isle, the chair of the executive committee of the Council on Aging, said she thinks the Newton Senior Center is the reason she’s alive.