NEW SMYRNA BEACH — The Brannon Center, a 50-year-old building that has served as the city’s prime place to hold large meetings and social functions, is scheduled to be torn down beginning next month.
Demolition of the Riverside Drive building, which was originally used as a city library, is targeted for May 14 and would take three weeks to complete.
In its place a new civic center will be built closer to the river. It will feature a grand ballroom and an elevated outdoor terrace that could seat more than 600. It is slated to open in June 2016.
“It really raises our city to a new level, something completely stellar,” City Commissioner Judy Reiker said.