At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council agreed to purchase property ahead of scheduled construction of a new community center. The property is located at 401 6th St. in Kalona.

Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh says that the property includes a house which is occupied, but that the resident is willingly relocating and staying within the community. The purchase of the property is for a total of $60,000 and is funded by Tax Increment Finance, Low to Moderate Income Funds. This area will be paved and turned into a parking lot for the facility.

Construction on the $4 million project is expected to begin in August or September.