Moving center

Jesus Center considering move to site of BMX track

The Jesus Center may relocate to city property presently occupied by the Silver Dollar BMX track, the organization’s executive director, Laura Cootsona, confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 11).

“The city invited us to consider relocating, without knowing we’ve been looking at other possible locations for the last 18 months,” Cootsona said. “Our current building is horrible and the center has outgrown its location in this neighborhood.”

Cootsona referred to the center’s proposed new location as a “navigation center” that would include services currently offered plus more, such as a “wet shelter” and a day center, and that she’s hoping other service providers will relocate to the new area to centralize services.

Due to the cost of building new facilities and allowing proper notice for the BMX track to relocate, Cootsona estimated the move wouldn’t occur for at least two years.