About 30 people gathered on early Friday for a ceremonial signature/beam installation of the final beam for the building frame.
Permanent markers were used by Neighborhood Club board members and employees, employees, Executive Director Jennifer Boettcher, Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe officials and others to sign the final beam.
After a series of group pictures with the beam, construction workers installed the final beam, which garnered hoots, hollers and applause.
Kathy Eisengruber, Development Director for the Neighborhood Club, said the completion date is on track to be January 2013. Some of whether that deadline is met is weather dependent, she said, noting that construction workers were able to get more done this winter than typcial the heavy amount of rain did not allow them to get as much done with the warmer weather conditions.
The new location is a partnership between the Neighborhood Club and and will be a community hub for fitness and activities.
The and the Neighborhood Club offices have temporarily been located inside a church at 240 Chalfont in Grosse Pointe Farms. Meanwhile, in the City of Grosse Pointe.