The Greensboro City Council is getting an update on the Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex at the work session at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27 in the Plaza Level Conference Room.

The Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex is a combination of the Windsor Recreation Center and the Vance Chavis Branch Library currently catty corner from Windsor across the East Gate City Boulevard and Benbow Road intersection and Nocho Park which is across Gate City Boulevard from the Windsor Center.

The project began in 2016 with $2 million in recreation bond funding for planning and design.

According to the report to Council the design phase should be completed by December. January 2024 to November 2024 is scheduled for preparing the construction documents and permitting, with bidding and contract approval set for December 2024 through February 2025. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2025 and be complete by March 2027.

If there are no delays along the way, that would have the opening of the Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex 11 years after the first $2 million in bond funding was approved by the City Council.

The funding that has already been committed for the project includes $8 million in general fund money freed up by American Rescue Plan funds, $50 million in 2022 recreation bond money and $15 million from Guilford County for a total of $73 million.

However, construction costs have risen considerably from when the project was first funded in 2016. What can be built in 2023 with $73 million is far different from what could be built in 2016 for the same price.

When the preliminary designs were presented to the City Council Councilmember Yvonne Johnson commented that she had concerns about the way it looked, but from the graphics in the report, it doesn’t appear that major changes have been made to the exterior of the proposed community complex.