Brownsville, OR (July 2023) – The City of Brownsville has begun construction on its community recreation center renovations. The improvements to the facility, built in 1927, include bringing the building up to code, adding safety measures, and refreshing the interior. One of the biggest phases of the project will be replacing the gym floor.
The facility, originally built as the gymnasium for the city’s high school, has acted as the community’s recreation center since 1981. The Central Linn Recreation Association has served as a local partner providing sports and youth programs for Brownsville and the surrounding communities.
Interior demolition of the building concluded last month, and the improvements are expected to be completed by the end of September 2023. The architect for the project is Wood Block Architecture from Portland, OR, and construction is being managed by J. E. John Construction from Vancouver, WA. Financing for the project was provided by Government Capital Corporation from Southlake, TX.
“I cannot say enough about our experience partnering with Government Capital on this project,” stated Scott McDowell, City Administrator, City of Brownsville. “The gap financing Gov Cap provided made our project possible. We appreciate all they do for us and cities across Oregon. Their expertise is evident in how quickly they get us what we need. We look forward to partnering again on our next project.”
“I want to congratulate Scott McDowell and the City of Brownsville on their recreation center improvements,” commented Jana Jay, Municipal Finance Specialist, Government Capital Corporation. “We take great pride in assisting Oregon cities in meeting their goals and objectives which allow them to better serve their communities for decades to come.”
About the City of Brownsville
The City of Brownsville was founded in the 1840s and is conveniently situated on Interstate 5 between Albany and Eugene. Downtown Brownsville is a wonderful collection of 1880’s to 1920’s buildings with many historic houses dating back to the 1850’s. The historic downtown shopping district draws visitors from all over the world. To learn more about the City of Brownsville, visit www.ci.brownsville.or.us.
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to all local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company and its affiliates have successfully completed thousands of municipal financings exceeding $5 billion in Oregon and across the country. For more information, visit www.govcap.com.