Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
When will construction begin on the new Redmond Senior & Community Center and when will the building open?
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2022, with plans to open the doors to the community in late 2023.
How will the project be funded?
The total project cost will be approximately $40 million. There is currently $17 million in the approved Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. Additionally, the City has received a state grant of $1.25 million and other federal grant requests have been made. The remaining funds may come from additional CIP funds, fundraising efforts in the community, and council-manic bonds approved by City Council. This bond will not require voter approval or increase taxes and will utilize future revenues to pay the bonds.
What is the City Council’s role in this project?
The City Council will recommend the scope and project budget for this facility. On July 20, 2021, City staff will return to the Redmond City Council with a schematic design and total project cost estimates. City Council will be asked for a recommendation to proceed with construction of the Redmond Senior & Community Center.
What are the major milestones coming up?
City Council briefings are scheduled for May 4, June 22, July 6, and July 20. Refinement of the project design and updated cost estimates will be shared at each meeting.
When will the floor plan of the building be shared with the community?
The design concept was shared with City Council on May 4, 2021 at the Parks and Human Services Committee of the Whole. This design concept will continue to be refined through the schematic design phase. You can view the design concept here. The schematic design will be presented to City Council and shared with the community at the July 20, 2021 City Council meeting.
What’s the status on a community partner adding on to the Redmond Senior & Community Center?
City staff presented on potential partnership opportunities to Parks and Human Services Committee of the Whole in April 2021 (page 74). A recommendation will be made to City Council later this summer.
Will the building be LEED certified?
The project scope and budget is planning for LEED Gold Certification at this time from the US Green Building Council with the following assumptions:
- High quality, resilient, sustainable building materials
- All electric building
- Solar panels to provide alternative energy to the building
How can the public be involved?
A project inbox is open for public comment 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can also follow the work of the Recreation Stakeholder Group by viewing their meeting agendas. Members of the public can view the recordings of the public meetings that occurred in February and March. View the document library to read about the need for community space and the background of the project. Tune in for City Council briefings to stay up to date with the most recent updates of this important projects and make your voice heard!
"Preliminary Design" includes Design Concept, Schematic Design, and Design Development.
The following is an accessible description of the above project graphic. The project schedule begins in 2021 and continues through 2023. The phases of the project schedule are as follows: Program and concept design - January 2021 to March 2021; schematic design - April to July 2021; final design - August to December 2021; construction - summer 2022 through 2023. Public and community involvement will occur throughout the project phases. During the program and concept phase and throughout schematic design, the following will occur: stakeholder meetings every two to four weeks; public meetings in February and March 2021; city council briefings monthly from March to July; community briefings on a monthly basis or as requested; senior outreach on a monthly basis or as requested. During the final design phase and as construction begins, some community involvement will continue but may be scaled back once the building design and budget have been approved by the City Council.