Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center-YMCA Project (Joint Project with the YMCA of Silicon Valley)
Upcoming Traffic Workshop
Thank you to those of you who attended a previous Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center-YMCA Project traffic workshop. Your participation and feedback are important to us. We will be hosting more traffic workshops. Please join us to provide your feedback.
- Thursday, September 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center
Upcoming Architectural Advisory Committee Meeting
The Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center and YMCA project will be reviewed by the Architectural Advisory Committee on Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the design and the layout of the project in more detail. For more information regarding this meeting, please find the notice here.
Notice of Preparation
The City will process an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the entirety of the project, Phase 1 (Veterans Memorial Building/Senior Center) and Phase 2 (Sequoia YMCA building), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to evaluate the potential impacts that the project could generate. The EIR will evaluate the project with respect to the land use, aesthetics, geology, hydrology/water quality, biological resources, hazards/hazardous materials, cultural resources, transportation/circulation, air quality, noise, utilities, public services, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, population and housing, public services, agriculture, forestry and minerals, and tribal cultural resources. The EIR will also include evaluation of alternatives to the proposed project.
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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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.
Ways to Join the Conversation
Join the conversation and provide direct feedback to the City on the project by emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Other Project Updates
August 24: Project Update
July 27: Project Update
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