Project Overview

To Gather. To Learn. To Be.

Project Overview

The Gene Lucas Community Center welcomes people of all ages and abilities while continuing the legacy of the Multi-Generational Center (MGC).

Designed to be a gathering place for all, this newly expanded facility includes approximately 23,000 square feet on a 36-acre lot, offering a multitude of opportunities to enhance community involvement, learning and enrichment.


  • A one-mile walking trail, with ADA portion
  • Light Exercise rooms
  • Rental spaces for events and private parties
  • Classrooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Conference Room
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • New parking with entrance off of Newburg Road

Location: 3000 Newburg Road, Ste B, Fortuna, Ca. 95540

Total Funding Allocated: $11 million for entire campus

Funding Source: This project was born out of Mel and Grace McLean’s dream to build a community center for Fortuna, over 20 years ago. The Mel and Grace McLean Foundation was founded in 1999 and this project is funded by their generosity.