Metro Community Services will consolidate all its services at a new $1.3 million, 13,392-square-foot facility set to open in summer at the new Sky Ranch Business Park in Caldwell.
Metro is a Caldwell nonprofit human services agency that provides assistance to elderly, disabled and financially limited people through a variety of programs, including the Meals on Wheels service in Ada County.
Metro now has three locations in Caldwell: the main offices with most of its programs, and satellite offices for its weatherization department and contract services.
Metro has had its existing office since 1991. Growth forced it to move its weatherization services to another location 1 mile away in 1993-94. Contractor services were relocated 4 miles away in 2011-12, Executive Director Carol Teats said.
“There are times people come and need weatherization but also need a food box,” said Teats, adding that a request like that now involves visiting two Metro offices.
Metro last year weatherized 111 homes for low-income residents, Teats said.
“The need for services is growing,” Teats said, noting that seniors account for 65 percent of the population growth in her area. “We are striving to meet those needs. The senior population is the fastest-growing.”
Excavation was expected to start in September, but the steel won’t arrive until November, Teats said.
The architect is JGT Architecture of Nampa and the general contractor is Grand Peak Development of Meridian.
Metro Community Services was previously called Canyon County Organization on Aging. It was renamed in 2016.