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Community health center, civic complex dedicated

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Navajo County’s new South County community center and administrative campus in Show Low, Arizona, was dedicated in a September 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and county officials and community leaders.

Speaking at the event, County Supervisor David Tenney said, “We believe that it should be as easy as possible for our residents to access County services. By consolidating County services into one convenient location, we hope we’ve accomplished that.”

The complex includes a new community health center, which gives residents centralized access to healthcare in a contemporary environment and doubles the space of the previous clinic. Embracing the region’s vernacular building type, the center’s design reflects the local climate, with plans to utilize solar power to provide nearly 50% of power consumption at peak periods. The Frontier Conference Room, a large community assembly/multi-purpose room, opens up to an outdoor terrace and pavilion, and can also serve as an emergency operations center. The health center forms a new county campus with three existing buildings, which will be renovated to house other administrative offices.

The campus is located near the city’s athletic fields and across from City Hall and Show Low’s new public library, which was designed by the firm and dedicated in August. The projects were completed as part of the implementation of the firm’s master plan for this White Mountain community.

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