The Salvation Army of Chico breaks ground on a new church and social service building.
The new facility will house the organization's family service office and church programs.
Organizers say the plan is to improve food service and community programs with a focus on local youth and seniors.
This means a new gym with a full basketball court, plus 11 rooms designated for youth programs.
The building is more than eighteen hundred square feet nearly double the size of the current church.
It will replace the old church that they've used for decades on East Sixteenth Street.
The project will take at least a year to complete, and it will cost about five million dollars.
As of the 24th of this month, Salvation Army Social Services will move temporarily to 1280 East Ninth Street while they work on the new building.