As part of the permit review process for the new Community and Aquatic Center, the city is holding an open house on Monday, Feb. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. at City Hall.
Among other things, attendees will be able to review the current development plans and dig into the details. City staff will be available to answer specific questions about the facility itself, the regulations that apply to its development, and the programming options being considered.
The City of Sammamish proposes to build a two-story approximately 68,000 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 Architecture (BRS). 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.