The Manhattan City Commission is weighing whether or not to approve a construction contract toward a new Douglass Recreation Center.

The legislative session starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.

Project architect, Bruce McMillan AIA Architects, P.A., estimates the total cost of all renovations at $4.5 million.

Commissioners will also look at entering a construction contract with one of the contractors that submitted a proposal for the project.

The new center, if approved, will be constructed near Douglass Community Center and Douglass Center Annex facilities near 10th Street. According to the city, the current facility was built in 1903.

The Douglass Center advisory board hopes for the new center to house three basketball courts, auditorium space for pickleball and volleyball, walking track above the court and other fitness spaces, officials said.

Commissioners will look at amending Abbot’s Landing commercial planned unit development to allow Scooter’s Coffee to install a 10-foot tall sign for the business. Scooter’s plans to open up before the end of the year, The Mercury previously reported.

The commission must approve the amendment in order for the sign to go up.

In addition, commissioners will also contemplate waiving building permit fees and utility connection fees from the Manhattan Area Housing Partnership in Lee Mill Village.

The city owns 19 lots in the area, hoping to create a 55+, senior citizen-geared housing development in the future.

If the city approves this, MAHP can offer lower rent prices to future tenants, officials said.

Waiving permit and utility fees could potentially impact revenues at 95,593.65, officials said.

Commissioners will also review the possibility of allowing Living Word Church to open up a daycare. The commission will have to amend a part of the code to make this change as the church is in a C-5 zoning district within the city.