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Arboretum Community Center

Arboretum Community Center

Project Overview

This project will consist of demolition of the existing community center to build a larger community center to include multipurpose room, classroom, flex computer lounge, bathrooms, possible ½ gym and other program spaces.

 Project Details

• Address: 2412 Rand Place, NE
• Ward: 5
• DPR Project Manager: Peter Nohrden
• DGS Project Manager: Mike Etherton
• Status: RFP Procurement
• Project Delivery: Design-Bid-Build
• Architect: ISTUDIO Architects
• General Contractor: TBD
• Current Budget: $7.2M
• Start Date: Fall 2019
• End Date: Summer 2020
• DGS Contact: Wayne Gore

Arboretum Community Meeting: April 9, 2019

With a budget of $7.2 million, DPR and DGS hosted a live vote on three options for the new recreation center that would fit within the budget. The results of this vote are intended to guide the conceptual design of the recreation center. The conceptual layout will be presented at the next community meeting.

  • Option 1: A 1/2 Gym with limited additional spaces
  • Option 2: a couple of large multipurpose rooms with additional smaller specialized spaces
  • Option 3: many specialized smaller spaces

The community voted for Option 2 above.

Then a second live vote was held to vote on what the program spaces would hold. These are the results of that, in order:

  • formal fitness (13)
  • Boxing (10)
  • Multi-purpose / fitness (8)
  • Multi-purpose / community (7) tied
  • Sensory Play (7) tied
  • Computer room (6) tied
  • Media / Reading (6) tied
  • Senior room (4) tied
  • Music room (4) tied
  • Lounge (4) tied
  • Teen / Game room (3)
  • Classroom (2) tied
  • 1/2 gym (2) tied