By Monica D. Spencer | InMaricopa
Teens could have a new hangout next year.
Plans to create a youth recreation center are in the works thanks to the Maricopa Community Coalition, an organization of local community leaders.
According to Maricopa City Councilmember Eric Goettl, the coalition hopes to repurpose the Maricopa Police Department’s substation on Bowlin Road and Greythorn Drive after dispatchers relocate to the new headquarters next year.
“We think it’s more economically feasible just to retrofit that building into a teen center,” Goettl said. “The building is already there, so a construction timeline is now gone.”