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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7600
Fax: 206.276.7663
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Schematic Design Phase - Complete

Once the project’s scope and budget were determined (July 7, 2003), the first phase of the design process was schematic design. During this phase building layouts, room adjacencies, elevations and the site plan were precisely determined. Exterior materials, finishes have been identified. Major interior systems have been determined including mechanical, electrical, structural, lighting, kitchen components. These decisions lead into the Design Development phase during which even a higher, more-refined level of architectural and engineering specificity is determined. Upon Council approval, the design team will move to drafting construction drawings and specifications which are preparatory to the project bid process scheduled for August, 2004. (The City Council will receive a 100% Design Development presentation in late December 2003/early January 2004.)

The Project Manager and Design Team presented 100% Schematic Design drawings at the Council meeting of October 13, 2003. Those schematic designs are provided below.

Per the A&E Services Agreement with Miller Hull, the City Manager has instructed the Design Team to continue with the design process in order to maintain momentum and meet the project schedule.

Schematic Design Features - Project Scope

The Design Team provides the following description of the new Center’s features:

The parking count will remain at 222 spaces at this time. Site amenities will include a covered terrace/patio with views overlooking Lake Washington, a covered main entry with seating area, and new parking with accessible handicap parking close to the main door. Cut and fill will be handled on site and used to create some sculpted berm areas along the hillside. A new path to the pea patch is also being explored to provide easier site access.

Project square footage has had a slight reduction through the Value Analysis process bringing the new total to 42,400 SF. This may be adjusted slightly as the new kitchen and mechanical spaces still need to be evaluated within the footprint of the building. The expression of the building on the exterior will be a combination of brick, glass, steel and metal siding in select areas.

Some of the features within the interior will be a multi-purpose room which can be broken down into three smaller classroom-size rooms or one large meeting room capable of handling up to 200 users. The kitchen will be directly adjacent to the large meeting room. The Café Seating Area and Game Room will share a double-sided fireplace with great views of the bay, easy access to the kitchen and a direct connection to the Outdoor Covered Terrace. This will be a multi-season area to be enjoyed by all. Four additional classroom-size program rooms will also be available for public use on the upper level. The Adult Daycare will occupy an area close to the entry of the building. The Parks and Recreation departments will have a small administration area to run the building

The lower level will have a dance room, a fitness room and small locker/changing areas neighboring the gym. The size of the gymnasium will allow for one full-size basketball court which will have a curtain that will split the area into two half-size courts. Three volleyball courts and six pickleball courts can also be accommodated in this space.

Building “D” will continue to accommodate daycare and preschool uses while the fitness room currently on the end will be used as an additional program room for art classes. Sprinklers and minimal interior upgrades such as carpet and paint and a new roof will be part of the renovation.


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