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<br /> <br />/ <br /> <br />'" <br /> <br />68 <br /> <br />'- <br /> <br />./ <br /> <br />pLEASANTONo <br /> <br />SUBJECT: <br /> <br />City Council <br />Staff Report <br /> <br />January 17,2006 <br />Parks and Community Services <br /> <br />DISCUSSION OF PROGRAMMATIC COSTS AND PROJECT <br />SCHEDULE FOR THE FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER <br /> <br />STAFF RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />SUMMARY: <br /> <br />SR 06:012 <br />Page 1 <br /> <br />That the City Council: <br /> <br />1. Review and discuss the proposed construction strategies and cost <br />estimates for the Firehouse Arts Center; <br /> <br />2. Review fundraising effort updates; and <br /> <br />3. Provide direction to staff as to the Council's preferences regarding <br />the suggested scenarios for development of the project. <br /> <br />At a joint workshop with the Civic Arts Commission in September, 2005, <br />the City Council reviewed the conceptual/schematic design for the Firehouse <br />Arts Center and projected costs, which at that time were estimated at $8.444 <br />million. The Council also received an update on the fundraising efforts of <br />the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation, which is seeking to supplement the <br />City's allocation of $5.25 million for construction of the facility. The <br />Council requested that the project consultants, ELS Architecture and Urban <br />Design, develop several scenarios that anticipate an incremental approach <br />for construction, allowing the Foundation time to raise the additional funds <br />needed for the project. ELS has prepared those project scenarios, which it <br />will present to the Council this evening. The scenarios divide the project <br />into the exterior shell and major interior components (i.e. gallery, theater, <br />classrooms/office) which could be developed singly or in unison with each <br />other, and updated cost estimates. In addition, future improvements to Lions <br />Wayside Park as outlined in the Downtown Parks and Trails Master Plan are <br />provided, along with preliminary operating costs for the facility. <br />