Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center-YMCA Project (Joint Project with the YMCA of Silicon Valley)
Schematic Design Presentation
Staff gave a schematic design presentation to City Council at the May 21 City Council Meeting.
To view the presentation slides, go here.
Watch a video of the schematic design here.
Proposed Project Details
The Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center-YMCA project is designed to meet Redwood City's growing needs and enhance the community's fitness, wellness and recreational resources. By fostering this public-private partnership, the City and the YMCA will leverage their unique strengths to better meet the long-term recreational, health and social needs of the Redwood City community and promote the City's strategic initiative of attaining 'A Community for All Ages.'
The Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center facility and YMCA facility at Palm Park are aging and will require future improvements to meet Redwood City’s changing needs. The joint project is designed to enhance the community's fitness, wellness and recreational resources. After much community discussion about whether to rebuild or renovate, a decision has been made to rebuild and re-imagine these facilities. The revised design proposal will provide better integration of the new facilities within Red Morton Park, preserving valued open green space.
The project would include a brand new modern Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC) with a theater, catering kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, senior club room, non-profit partner offices, gardening space, and technology hub. Programs that seniors are receiving right now, for free or low-cost, will continue at the new VMSC. The campus of buildings and spaces that will be replaced include the Veterans Memorial Building, Herkner Pool, Wellness Center (Old 49er Building), Resource Building (City Administration and Senior Center Gift Shop), and the NFL Alumni Building.
MASTER PLANNING PHASE
The City and YMCA are working with ELS Architecture and Urban Design to lead the master planning process and host a series of community design meetings. During this phase of the project, in addition to public engagement, the architect will also be leading the environmental review process.
Other Project Updates
May 18: Project Update
March 2: Project Update
February 22: Project Update
February 16: Project Update
January 26: Project Update
January 24: Project Update
January 12: Project Update
December 14: Project Update
November 9: Update on the architectural agreement
Other Public Input Opportunities
Following the community engagement workshops, the City is tentatively planning other public review opportunities:
- Potential review of a proposed conceptual design at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission in early Spring
- Other updates and presentations include: Presentations to the Senior Affairs Commission and Planning Commission
- A City Council meeting in March 2018 to review a proposed conceptual design
- A City Council meeting in May 2018 to review and consider a proposed schematic design
Ways to Join the Conversation
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