Time short for groundbreaking on Preston Manor recreationcenter

The city of Wolfforth has approved a permit for a 7,000-square-foot recreation center in the Preston Manor subdivision, but the clock is ticking for the United Development Funding to break ground on the new facility.

Wolfforth’s City Council approved a public improvement district in the subdivision on May 7, but United Development Funding, or UDF, was given 60 days to break ground.

UDF Asset Manger Joe Goggans said the company will break ground on July 5, which is just in time.

Goggans said the company had some minor trouble getting its plans out to the city. Trey Strong Construction will be the contractor on the project, he said.

“We’ve been negotiating our contract and we’ve come to an agreement and we’re ready to sign it up,” Goggans said. “The dirt contractor is going to start the Thursday after the Fourth” of July.

Already, Goggans said builders have approached UDF about building in the subdivision. Two of the builders are local to the Lubbock area, he said, while one is from out of the area.

“I’m encouraged. I think it will be one of the nicest subdivision communities in and around Lubbock,” he said.

The recreation center will include a workout facility, lap pool and splash pool for children, as well as space for a restaurant.

“There’s a lot of things (that will be) open to the public,” Goggans said. “I just think it’s going to be a very nice thing for that end of town.

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