Scituate: Harbor Community Building undergoing extensive renovations

Scituate’s Harbor Community Building is getting a long awaited facelift.

Scituate Director of Facilities Kevin Kelly said work to fix up the building on Jericho Road has begun.

A few of the extensive renovations include fixing bathrooms and replacing both the old carpet and the back roof.

“The bathrooms in the front lobby were not in service anymore because of frozen pipes over the years, so those need to be put back together. A lot of work needs to be done in the bathrooms – the fixtures are broken and there’s no mirrors and lighting.

We need new carpet in the space and we’re putting a new roof on the backside of the building,” Kelly said.

Kelly explained that although the kitchen area is also being renovated, it will not be an actual working kitchen.

“We are carving out a space in what was the old kitchen in the building. We carving out just a work space so that if people did have food at a function that they brought in all prepared, they would have a place where they could just lay the food out. But it will not be a full-service kitchen. It’s more of just a work area.”

Selectmen are scheduled to work on setting a policy at their next meeting for who can use the Harbor Community Building which will include regulations, restrictions and a fee structure.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.