The Bowie City Council unanimously approved opening its doors to local nonprofits.
By a 6 to 0 vote — Councilman Isaac Trouth (Dist. 4) was not present for the vote — the council gave its blessing Monday to a plan that will allow for rentals in the former City Hall, now known as the Kenhill Center.
There is approximately 4,000 square feet available for lease at the center located at 2614 Kenhill Drive in Bowie, said David Deutsch, the city manager. The city still has some offices at the Kenhill Center, such as the Youth and Family Services offices and the studio for the city’s public access channel.
While the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce moved into a roughly 900-square-foot space in the building on March 1, the vote formally endorses a program of allowing nonprofit organizations space at the center, Deutsch said.
Organizations such as the Bowie Boys and Girls Club, as well as the South Bowie Boys and Girls Club, have expressed interest in renting space at the center in the past.