City-Hosted Open House Event Mar. 1 to Showcase Cornog Fieldhouse Renovations, Provide Update on Community Center Project

Cornog Fieldhouse, dedicated in 1928, is named for Elwood C. Cornog, Sr., former Summit High School Athletic Director, three-sport coach, armed forces veteran, and active member of the community Credits: City of Summit Photo Services

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members are invited to an open house at Cornog Fieldhouse at Memorial Field on March 1, from 7 - 9 p.m., an event that will enable residents to view renovations to the historic structure and also provide an update on the Summit Community Center expansion project.

Cornog Fieldhouse recently underwent a renovation that included a new roof, upper windows, soffits, gutters, lightning protection, chimney cap, roof railings and a front canopy.

The $296,000 project was funded through the City of Summit Capital Improvement Fund.

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Ground was broken on the project to upgrade to the Summit Community Center on September 13, 2017. The 12-14 months-long initiative will see nearly 16,000 square-feet of space added to the facility at 100 Morris Avenue, and include a new full-size gymnasium, senior lounge, additional restrooms, enhanced meeting spaces, an area for teens, kitchen space, improved parking, and accessibility improvements.

Originally approved by the Summit Common Council at a cost of $5.61 million, the project is now expected to cost $6.5 million, with $1.483 million having been raised privately to date. Upon unanimously approving the project to move forward in April of 2014, Council stipulated that a maximum of $4.5 million of City funds be applied the project's cost.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to view the renovations and improvements made to the historic Cornog Fieldhouse,” said Judith Leblein Josephs, City of Summit Director of Community Programs.  “We would also like to share an update on the progress being made at the new Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue.”

Cornog Fieldhouse is located at 5 Myrtle Avenue.


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