Veterans Memorial Senior Center Design Approved!
by: Emily Wheeler | May 25, 2018
This Monday, the Redwood City City Council approved the schematic design for the joint Veterans Memorial Senior Center and Sequoia YMCA project.
The highly anticipated, 80,000-square-foot development will consist of two buildings divided by an outdoor pedestrian promenade. The buildings will be set back from the sidewalk and connected by a canopy. The complex will feature two swimming pools — one indoor, one out — open year-round; a 300-seat theater; a café; a gym; and plenty of recreational spaces intended for both daytime and nighttime use. A veterans’ exhibition space will include programming on multi-sided electronic towers positioned throughout the lobby, while an NFL alumni exhibit will occupy a corridor with views of the former 49ers practice field. The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is planned to break ground in March 2019, with a projected grand opening in April of 2021. Construction of the YMCA would follow in early 2020.
The first phase of construction includes traffic calming improvements along Madison Avenue. ELS Principal Clarence D. Mamuyac, Jr. said the plan is to first revamp the intersections of Vera Avenue and Valota Road; and Madison Avenue and Hudson Street. The goal is to reduce traffic from an estimated average of 45 mph to 20 mph in those areas. Based on public feedback, the design for those intersections will include shorter crosswalks, raised islands, and increased diameter of the Hudson Street roundabout.
(via The Daily Journal)