MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Local leaders broke ground Friday for a new community building in Miami’s West End Park.

City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commissioner Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa attended the ground breaking event which started at 10:00 a.m.

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In order for the new building to be built, crews have to demolish the existing recreation building.

In it’s place will be a new 10, 800 square foot building and courtyard.

The new building will have a large multipurpose room, office, male and female restrooms, break room, fitness center, computer room, classrooms and storage.

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There will also be walkways constructed to connect the new building to an existing pool facility, playground and the entrance of the park.

Th project which is funded by Miami-Dade County General Obligation Bonds and Homeland Defense Bonds has an estimated cost of a little more than $2.2 million.

The construction is expected to be done within 300 calendar days.

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