The Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College (RCC) has been slated for a $4 million facelift that will include major building repairs, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.
Keith McDermott, director of the Reggie Lewis Center, said the renovation will be done in phases, the most important being the resurfacing of the indoor track. He said that phase will take four to six weeks and will be done between September and October, finishing in time for the indoor track season, which starts in November.
The $4 million in funds are part of $26 million the Gov. Deval Patrick Administration has committed to RCC, which include a renovation of the academic building and student center.
“The Patrick Administration has made investing in public higher education a priority,” said Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor, according to the press release. “Financing this capital project at Roxbury Community College will have a positive impact on both the students and the community as a whole.”
The renovation of the Reggie Lewis Center, which is located at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Tremont Street, will include resurfacing the track; upgrading the audio visual, security and IT systems; refurbishing the entrance; and repairing the building’s interior and exterior.
The center, which opened in 1995, is named after the basketball player Reggie Lewis who played for Northeastern University and the Boston Celtics. Lewis died suddenly at 27 years old in 1993 from a heart attack.