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New Sunnyside Multi-Service Center site announced

HOUSTON – It's a dispute that's been debated for more than a year, and on Tuesday, the city of Houston will be one step closer to buildingthe new Sunnyside Multi-Service Center.

The $25 million project has hit several roadblocks, including outrage over plans to build it on the site of a former landfill.

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday the location of the new site for the service center.

The new location at 4410 Reed Road will house a two-story, 60,000-square-foot building with its own health clinic and community park. 

The new location is less than one mile west of the current location at Cullen Boulevard and Wilmington Street. 

The new center will have access from both Reed Road and Wilmington Street.

"We want to build a new building and make the community proud. This project will do that," Turner said.

The mayor said the new center will have adequate parking, which is an issue at the current site.

A new park will also be built adjacent to the service center to the south.

"Sunnyside’s burgeoning population and the ever-evolving needs of my constituents necessitate a dramatic expansion of the services provided to the community," Council Member Dwight Boykins said. "The new MSC will play a critical role in advancing that effort."

The mayor said the current facility will remain open during construction of the new service center.

See a map of the current location below: