In March 2015, City Council approved the Civic Center Master Plan update and Community Center Conceptual Design, as presented by project consultants Anderson Brulé Architects. At that time, Council also accepted the preferred site alternative cost model, identified November 2015 as the preferred date for a potential bond election, and directed staff to engage an election consultant and to begin developing a financing strategy.
Additionally, at a Study Session in February 2015, Council assigned Councilmember Mordo to work with the Financial Commission and staff on funding strategies for the Community Center and Mayor Pro Tem Bruins and Councilmember Prochnow to work with staff on educational materials.
The City has engaged Larry Tramutola of Tramutola LLC as an election consultant to assist in developing the education and financing strategies for the Community Center redevelopment. Tramutola has considerable experience in developing educational campaigns and helping agencies in determining if a bond election is worthwhile.
Tramutola will help the City to identify weaknesses in plans or areas that need to be further studied, develop information-only communications strategy, develop a FAQ sheet and work with the City Attorney and staff to prepare the ballot statement.
Hillview Park & Community Center Redevelopment Phase 1
The City Council has approved for the following to be included in Phase 1 of redevelopment of the Hillview Park & Community Center:
- Community Center – 55,600 sq ft
- Aquatic Center – 38,495 sq ft
- Fields (Soccer & Baseball) – 99,411 sq ft
- Play Areas – 1,279 sq ft
All above listed amenities are to be located in the southern half of the Civic Center site, where the current Community Center is located. Amenities that are to be included within the 55,600 sq ft Community Center include:
- Variety of activity rooms including art, music and fitness rooms
- Separate Senior, Teen and Children spaces
- Large gathering areas including multi-purpose rooms and event spaces
- Support spaces for Recreation and Community Services personnel
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