Feb 15th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

guadalupe river center 300x175 Guadalupe River Authority seeking funds for community center

Rendering of the proposed community center. Photo courtesy of the Guadalupe River Center Foundation.

The Guadalupe River Center Foundation is in its first phase of fundraising for a community center that includes a marina with rental kayaks, sailboats and paddleboats, three classrooms, a community gathering place, and a full commercial kitchen and a coffee bar. The foundation wants to raise $13.5 million by selling the naming rights to portions of the center. Approximately $10 million will fund the building’s construction and early months of operation.

The planned 13,732-square-foot building located on the banks of Nimitz Lake will be utilized for education, conservation and recreation. An 80-foot-wide boat ramp and ADA compliant piers will benefit Schreiner University students if a proposed sailing certification course is offered.

The project will likely take 18 to 24 months to complete, and planners are working alongside the authority to ensure the building is constructed in a sustainable way.