Updated detailed designs of the Senior Centre Development Project were shared with the public at an open house at the Strathcona Centre on Nov. 28. Attendees were able to ask staff and the architect questions, see site plans and floor plans, and learn more about the project.
Senior Centre Development
|October 2016||Detailed design of the project is approximately 60% complete. Revisions to the design will be shared with the public at an Open House scheduled for November 28, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Strathcona Centre. Changes to the design have been made as a result of the input and comments from the Open House in June, which included discussion on the trees, pathways etc. from the nearby home owners. The project continues to be on schedule, and the next major steps include tendering the work in January / February 2017, with the intent to start the actual construction in the spring.|
Council approved the Seniors Centre development design for the Veiner Centre and Strathcona Centre at its Aug. 2, 2016 meeting.
Staff worked with FWBA Architects to create a design that would maximize the use of the current Veiner Centre main floor, minimize the size of required expansion and take advantage of the Strathcona Centre for specific functional programming. A combination of renovated space, demolition/construction and new expansion will occur at the Veiner Centre building.
|July 2016||Design development continues.
Bring forward formal capital budget amendment through Public Services Committee (targeting July 25) to City Council (targeting August 2).
|June 2016||Met with SCAC and Building Committee representatives on June 7 and 14 to review proposed site plans, floor plans and basic building elevations and receive feedback.
Provided design briefing to City Council members.
On June 27, provided opportunity for nearby property owners along Woodman Ave and Washington Way to view and comment on site plans.
Initiated discussion with Lions Club regarding Veiner Centre expansion plans and potential impact upon existing Lions Kitchen.
Proposed site and floor plans circulated to City technical departments for preliminary comment prior to development permit application.
Design development continues.
Currently working through various issues to ensure proposed design conforms to all parameters including budget, functional space needs and development requirements. Expect to be in a position in June to host information session(s) for SCAC Building Committee to inform of site plans, floor plans and basic building elevations; receive feedback.
|April - May 2016||
Included meetings with Planning, Building and Development Services and Parks and Recreation to address specific development requirements related to the Veiner Centre site and both the Lion’s Park to the immediate north and residential area to the immediate south.
|March - May 2016||
Six design meetings conducted with FWBA Architects to propose the allocation of required functional spaces between the Veiner Centre and the Strathcona Centre and develop preliminary site and floor plan designs.
Updated functional space needs directly with seniors clubs / groups through survey.
Information to Project Stakeholders sheet developed and issued to SCAC reps for stakeholder communication purposes.
Design Architect (FWBA Architects) re-engaged to commence design work on Veiner Centre site as Council approval issued Feb 1st. Project scheduling and project scope established.
|February 1, 2016||City Council approved proceeding with Option 3 of the Veiner Centre options analysis for a new seniors centre. Option 3 includes refurbishment of existing space, adding an expansion, and use of other City facilities to support total functional program. Council also asked Staff to consider including a fitness facility component directly into the refurbished and expanded Veiner Centre Building. Estimated capital cost is $11.6 million and operating costs are expected to increase between $175,000 and $325,000 (over 2012 base year).
|January 28, 2016||
Public Services Committee was presented with the analysis of three options for the Veiner Centre, including functional space and cost comparisons. Public Services Committee recommended Option 3 to Council for consideration. The item will come to Council's regular meeting on Feb. 1, 2016.
The recommended option includes refurbishment of existing space, adding an expansion, and use of other City facilities to support total functional program. Estimated capital cost is $11.6 million and operating costs are expected to increase between $175,000 and $325,000 (over 2012 base year).
Click here to read the details of all three options presented.
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