Welcome

On July 20, City Council voted 6-0 to fund the design and construction of a new 51, 290 square foot Redmond Senior & Community Center with a budget of $44 million, estimated to open late 2023. As Schematic Design Phase wraps up to bring a 30% complete design, attention will turn to the Design Development Phase and then Final Design Phase. Continue to check back for updated information on this new community facility.

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Building our future together with Redmond’s Senior & Community Center

A new and larger community center is coming to Redmond. This website is dedicated to the Redmond Senior & Community Center project, which has been guided by senior and community input.

Check back frequently to get updates and provide feedback on the new center’s planning and design.

Design Concept

Jan – Mar

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  • Establish a vision for the project
  • Develop program adjacencies
  • Develop building and site layout
  • Create the foundation for future phases

Schematic Design

April – July

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  • Finalize floor plans
  • Finalize site elements
  • Develop and refine building character and massing

Design Development

Aug – Sept

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  • Develop mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural systems
  • Initiate architectural detailing
  • Specify design elements and material types
  • Finalize location of walls, windows and doors

Final Design

Oct – Dec

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  • Finalize all drawings and details needed for construction
  • Finalize specifications and finish materials
  • Submit drawings for permit

Current Status: Design Development

Schematic design concluded in July with the 6-0 vote of the City Council to move the design process forward in alignment with the past recommendations from the community, Redmond's Recreation Stakeholder Group, Senior Advisory Committee, and other stakeholders.We are now beginning Design Development.

Preliminary Project Schedule

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Stakeholder Meetings
Every 2-4 weeks
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Public Meetings
February and March

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City Council Briefings
5 briefings at least
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Community Briefings
Monthly updates or as requested
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Senior Outreach
Monthly updates or as requested
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"Preliminary Design" includes Design Concept, Schematic Design, and Design Development.

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Site Location

The new center will be located on the site of the previous Redmond Senior Center, which closed in September 2019. View the site map.

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Background/History

In September 2019, the Redmond Senior Center in Downtown Redmond was closed after it was discovered that the structural integrity of the building was compromised and could not be occupied until structural repairs were made. Two back-to-back community outreach efforts in 2020 confirmed that Redmond needs a larger center to serve the displaced senior population, while serving the entire community with cultural arts, events, and multigenerational recreation experiences and much needed gathering areas. The former Redmond Senior Center was demolished in 2020. Read more about the project background and urgent need for community center space.

Schedule Legend

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