With that in mind, the Davis County Commission approved a $148,000 agreement for architectural services with the Salt Lake City firm of CR&S, Tuesday.
In addition, a change order for nearly $7,300 was OK’d to accommodate connecting the center to the new Davis County Health Administration Building being built in downtown Clearfield.
“The bid will probably be awarded about two weeks from now,” said Health Director Lewis Garrett, adding that he anticipates construction to start in March or April.
At a cost of about $2 million, plans call for completion of the one-story, 9,000 square foot building by fall – the same anticipated finish as the health building.
“It will be a lot bigger than the current Heritage Center,” housed in the Clearfield Community Center but spread over two levels, Garrett said.
It will also dwarf the original Heritage Center, which was housed for years in the basement of the North Davis Branch Library.
The senior center will house more services, including travel immunizations, Medicare assistance staff, a dietician, case management, and more.
“Almost all the stars aligned” to make the center possible, the health chief said.
That’s because combined cost of the health building and senior center will be less than original estimates for the health building alone, he added.