An evaluation of the Roxbury Park Community Center reports that it would cost about $6.1 million in renovations to bring the existing facility up to current California safety code standards.
The estimate was conducted by construction management firm C.W. Driver. It lists a price of $6,132,000 for structural, electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, sewage, drainage, kitchen and roofing upgrades, as well as improvements to restrooms, doorways and entrances to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The estimated cost of renovations pertains only to structural elements of the 17,753-square-foot building.
After holding multiple public meetings over the past few months, the Recreation and Parks Commission Liaison Committee will seek input from the City Council on how to best move forward with the project. The council will discuss the community center's future at its May 15 study session.
"I'm hopeful that at the next City Council meeting, which is next Tuesday, we'll be able to get direction in a lot of different areas," Assistant Director of Community Services Nancy Hunt-Coffey said at a May 7 liaison meeting. "Do they want to renovate the existing building or do they want to continue looking at a new building? We need to get direction at this point."
In December the council for rebuilding the facility because they came in over the $14.7 million budgeted for the project.
Should the council pursue building a new community center, it would need to make a decision on the final components of the building—including the size of the gym and number of multi-purpose rooms—before an estimate for the cost of rebuilding the structure can be made.