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Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center-YMCA Project (Joint Project with the YMCA of Silicon Valley)

What's New?

Traffic Calming Demonstration and Workshop

As part of the City's ongoing community engagement effort to address neighbor concerns related to traffic on Madison at selected intersections between Valota and Iris, the City hosted a Traffic Calming Demonstration on September 26 to assess the community's preferred traffic calming tools. The demonstration tested the turn radius and speed limits for fire trucks, police cars, and large equipment. It also assessed line-of-sight issues and how well bicyclists can maneuver around the proposed road modifications. If you were unable to attend the demonstration, you can view images from the event here.

In addition, staff held a traffic calming workshop on September 27. If you were unable to attend, you can view the meeting notes here.

Project Timeline

Planning Application Submittal for Phase 1- Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center

The application for Phase 1 (Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center) was submitted to the Community Development Department on July 24, 2018 and is currently under City Review. 

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For other project milestones go 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. 

Project Video

 

Ways to Join the Conversation

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Join the conversation and provide direct feedback to the City on the project by emailing your comments to city-ymcafeedback@redwoodcity.org.

 

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SIGN-UP HERE to receive updates by selecting "Veterans Memorial Senior Center-YMCA Project".

 

 

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Online survey- Coming Soon!

 

 

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Other Project Updates

August 24: Project Update

July 27: Project Update 

May 18: Project Update

March 12: City Council Meeting Update and Conceptual Design Video

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: News Release- Project Master Planning Process Moves Forward

December 14: Project Update

November 9: Update on the architectural agreement

Helpful Documents

Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Needs Assessment 

Prior Archived Meetings and Documents

Contact Us

For more information or questions, please contact Chris Beth, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director at 650-780-7250 or cbeth@redwoodcity.org