Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the Rainier Beach community and swimmers to the second meeting for the new Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. The meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S.
At this meeting, Parks staff, A•R•C Architects and Counsilman Hunsker aquatic designers will discuss the project, answer questions and ask for community input. Concept design alternatives developed with valuable input from citizens at the first meeting in June will be presented. Residents will have an opportunity to share their ideas on site design, building organization and the shape of the building.
Community participation is essential at this meeting because the schematic design process is coming to a close. Parks hopes to have the same quality participation at this meeting as the previous one in order to build on original ideas and create a fabulous facility for the community and swimmers. Comment forms will be available. Parks will present the final schematic design in November at a third public meeting.
After conducting a building assessment in 2007, the department determined the current facility would be demolished and a new community center and pool constructed. Anticipated construction start is early 2011. The goal is to design a facility that achieves at least Gold rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a green building rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.
For more information please contact David Graves, Senior Planner at (206) 684-7048 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need translation services at the meeting, please contact Karen O’Connor at (206) 233-7929 or Karen.o’email@example.com.