Longmeadow voters approve new $14 million senior center

Hampden County

Longmeadow voters this week approved a new $14 million senior center. 

Tuesday’s town meeting approved a proposition two and a half override to fund the new construction and renovations.

Town officials told 22News the override will add around $168 to the average property tax bill on a $350,000 home.

Some residents said the center will serve a growing aging population, but not every resident was pleased it passed. 

“The population statistics, right now, we’re close to thirty percent above sixty, and in the next ten years, we’ll be closer to forty percent or even higher, so that’s serving our population growth,” said Albert Henry.

“It is a little excessive for the taxpayers,” Ward Swannie added. “I know that some of it is going to be allowed to be used by the general population in the community, but again I think that’s a lot to put up front.”

The center is planned to be built at Greenwood Park.

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