Jackson Community Center

Jen Gradl

The Jackson Community Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Safe Room Project is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday at the project site in Jackson, Mo.

“We are going to be able to have a lot of activities and programs in the community center and we really had a need for something like that,” Jackson mayor, Barbara Lohr, said.

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Jackson city officials announced today that FEMA has approved additional funding for the new Jackson Community Center.

The project will overall cost $5 million and the City revealed in a press release that the amount of the grant award is now of $3,361,685, instead of the initial $2,400,000.  

Jackson’s Mayor Barbara Lohr said the cost of the Tornado Safe Room portion of the new community center turned out to be higher than anticipated in the original grant application.