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Carport Provides Shade for the Senior Center

Construction is completed on an 18-space carport at the Perris Senior Center on D Street
Construction is completed on an 18-space carport at the Perris Senior Center on D Street.

Construction finished this week on a second carport at the Perris Senior Center.

The 18-space carport will provide more shade and comfort to seniors who park at the center on D Street, which is the site of many recreational activities and self-help classes aimed to make the golden years more golden.

The new carport, which cost about $104,000 to construct, does not contain solar panels like a companion cover, which was built as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to go green and reduce its carbon footprint.

The City built the second carport to provide shade for the entire Senior Center parking lot. The new carport took about 90 days to complete.

Mayor Daryl Busch said the Senior Center parking lot needed a second carport to provide shade for visitors and their cars.

“It provides a place to protect vehicles in the heat of the summer,” Busch said. “It’s a nice addition to our City campus, and it makes the project look complete.”

Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Yarbrough said the City is glad to be able to help its senior citizens and visitors at the Senior Center.

“I am glad we were able to finish this project,” Yarbrough said.