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File #: 17-0617   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/25/2017
Title: Council Direction on Civic Center Master Plan Alternatives for Public Safety Building Improvements and City Hall Annex Building Renovations
Attachments: 1. Location Map Public Safety Building Addition, 2. Public Safety Building Preliminary Floor Plan, 3. Cost Estimate, 4. City Hall Annex Seismic Evaluation, 5. City Hall Annex Building Assessment, 6. Staff Presentation 2017725 (17-0617)
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Council Direction on Civic Center Master Plan Alternatives for Public Safety Building Improvements and City Hall Annex Building Renovations

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
To inform preparation of site Master Plan alternatives staff requests direction from Council on space for NOVA Workforce Services and whether to pursue an addition to the Public Safety Building. These decisions will both affect the ultimate size of the new City Hall Building and could affect the future location of parking facilities and circulation elements.

City Hall Annex Building Evaluation
A detailed building evaluation was completed for the City Hall Annex Building to determine the cost and suitability of renovating the first floor for use by NOVA Workforce Services. The evaluation concluded that NOVA could fit in the building with a full interior remodel and some space compromises as described below. Estimated cost for the renovation is $8.1 M (in 2017 dollars). Based on the earlier feasibility study costs to accommodate NOVA in a new City Hall Building ranged between $11.3 M to $13.5 M. Although costs for a renovation would be less, staff feels including space for NOVA in a new building has numerous advantages and would represent the best value for the City.

Including NOVA in a new City Hall Building provides the City the greatest flexibility for site layout of future facilities. Having multiple facilities integrated into one new building will help to increase open space and make multiple City services available to customers in one location. It also increases options for sharing classroom and meeting space with other departments and for making this space available to the public after business hours.

Public Safety Building Addition Alternatives
The Public Safety Building is now 32 years old. It is in good condition but too small to meet current and future needs of the Department. A list of high priority space needs was developed for the Public Safety Building...

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