The 60% complete design for the proposed Community & Aquatic Center was presented to City Council at a study session on September 10, 2013. The full presentation is available under the documents tab.
The City of Sammamish proposes to build a two-story approximately 60,000 square-foot community and aquatic center. The center will be constructed on the Sammamish Commons campus, adjacent to the library on what is commonly known as the “Kellman site.” In addition to the new building, the project will include an access road, surface parking, a fire lane and a parking structure. The planned facility will be owned by the City and operated by the YMCA in accordance with the operating and management agreement approved by the City Council on February 19, 2013.
On March 18, 2013, City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a design and construction administration contract with Barker Rinker Seacat Archiecture (BRS). BRS is currently working on a schematic design for the Community & Aquatic Center. The new center will accommodate one full-size gymnasium, one family-size (reduced size) gymnasium, a cardio and group fitness area, a jogging track and a child watch area. The aquatic component will consist of a leisure pool and a 6-lane 25-yard lap pool with locker rooms. The facility will also include several multipurpose rooms to serve a variety of recreational uses and for maximum flexibility. A combination of terraced parking and surface parking will accommodate approximately 300 cars.
The new price tag for the construction of the Community Center is $30 million. The City will contribute $25 million all of which would be drawn from a portion of the city’s existing capital funds and financial reserves. The YMCA will contribute the remaining $5 million and will also be responsible for furnishing, operating and maintaining the facility.