Town hall to discuss future of Flint Center site

The Flint Center at De Anza College.

Now closed for more than a year, De Anza College’s shuttered Flint Center is moving a step closer to its next life.

The Flint Center, once De Anza College’s performing arts center, is in need of major renovations or replacement, according to the college. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has gathered input for months from area residents on what should come next for the site.

Opened in 1971, the 2,000+ seat Flint Center is no longer in use because of structural safety concerns. A study from earlier this year, found that renovating the space would cost at least $49.6 million, while continuing to maintain the facility while closed would cost approximately $28,000 per month.

At a Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board meeting last month, a number of De Anza students vocally pressed administrators and board members to include new on-campus housing in any new plans for the Flint Center site.

The next opportunity for local residents, school employees, and students to make their voices heard comes at a Town Hall event on Tuesday, November 12.

The forum, where district officials will present a timeline and action plan for replacing the Flint Center as well as initial concepts for the facility, is set for 4 p.m. in De Anza’s Hinson Campus Center. Conference Rooms A & B will host the gathering.

Free parking for meeting attendees is available on the 12th in De Anza lots A & B.

To see the most recent timeline and action plan, presented in the October 7meeting, click here.

For more information on the Flint Center process and Tuesday’s event, click here.