Brookview Community Center Replacement

Brookview’s original building, which dates to the 1920s, has been expanded and remodeled several times over the years. The question was whether the City continues investing in maintenance of an aging structure or if it invests in a new facility that serves the needs of today’s Golden Valley.

The replacement process began in 2014 and included a feasibility study and design proposal, work by a City Council-appointed a citizen task force to focus on vision, guiding principles, and potential program areas, and public input (see Background Information). In November 2015, the City Council authorized staff to move forward on a proposed design for a 37,000-square-foot building to be constructed just south of the existing 19,000-square-foot community center, which means the existing building won’t have to be demolished until its replacement is up and running.

Brookview Construction Progress

Text

Brookview Community Center Replacement Timeline

  • July 2018: Brookview Community Center replacement project is completed.
  • Oct 1, 2017: City staff begins working with contractor on the nine-month second construction phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • October 2017: Contractor demolishes old Brookview Community Center building.
  • October 2017: City staff moves in to Phase 1 of the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Oct 5, 2016: Brookview Community Center Groundbreaking
  • Oct 1, 2016: City staff begins working with contractor on the one-year first construction phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Sept 20, 2016: Golden Valley HRA considers resolution relating to the issuance of lease revenue bonds authorizing the execution of a ground lease and lease-purchase agreement providing for the lease of Brookview Community Center.
  • Sept 20, 2016: City council considers approval of construction contract for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Sept 13, 2016: City staff presents a check-in update to the City Council regarding progress on the bidding/negotiation phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Aug 1, 2016: City staff and HGA begin working on the eight-week bidding/negotiation phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • July 12, 2016: City staff presents a check-in update to the City Council regarding progress on the construction documents phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • June 14, 2016:City hosts the second of two public open houses to present and discuss plans for replacing Brookview Community Center..
  • May 10, 2016: City staff presents a check-in update to the City Council regarding progress on the construction documents phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • May 9, 2016: City staff and HGA begin working on the 12-week construction documents phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • May 3, 2016: City council considers approval of the design and budget for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • April 12, 2016: City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) holds public hearing on the lease purchase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • March 8, 2016: City staff presents a check-in update to the City Council regarding progress on the design development phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Feb 24, 2016: City staff and HGA begin working on the 11-week design development phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Feb 23, 2016: City hosts the first of two public open houses to present and discuss plans for replacing Brookview Community Center.
  • Jan 12 & Feb 9, 2016: City staff presents a check-in update to the City Council regarding progress on the schematic design phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • December 16, 2015: City staff begins working with HGA on the 10-week schematic design phase for the new Brookview Community Center.
  • Dec 15, 2015: City Council adopts a resolution authorizing the City manager to direct staff to proceed with the Brookview Community Center replacement project. Council also authorizes the City manager to sign a contract with HGA, contingent on City attorney review, for all design, engineering, and project administration for the replacement of Brookview Community Center.
  • Nov 10, 2015: HGA and staff present three community center replacement options for consideration, including options 1 and 2 (at right) presented Aug 11, plus option 3) the indoor kids play area incorporated within the $15 million proposal. After review of all three proposed options, City Council unanimously directed staff to move forward with the $18.2 million proposal and to fund the project using a lease-purchase process through the City's Housing & Redevelopment Authority. Staff will present a project schedule/timeline for review and approval at the Dec 8, 2015 Council/Manager work session.
  • Aug 11, 2015: HGA and staff present two community center replacement options for consideration: 1) $15 million proposal presented at the public open houses, and 2) $18.2 million proposal recommended by the Open Space and Recreation Commission after review of public comments submitted at the open houses and electronically through the City website (this option includes the addition of an indoor kids playground with open recreation space, parents gathering areas, and two birthday party/multiuse rooms). City Council asks staff to develop a third proposal to include the indoor play area in the option with the $15 million budget cap and present all three options at a future Council/Manager meeting.
  • July 20, 2015: City hosts second public open house for resident comments on the proposed conceptual designs for the replacement of Brookview Community Center.
  • July 15, 2015: City hosts first public open house for resident comments on the proposed conceptual designs for the replacement of Brookview Community Center.
  • July 2015: HGA and staff present initial concept for scaled down proposal for the replacement of Brookview Community Center. New design concepts include many key improvements recommended by the Community Center Task Force, with an estimated project budget of approximately $15 million.
  • May 5, 2015: City Council authorizes staff to hire HGA to begin pre-design and community input phase for replacement of Brookview Community Center.
  • April 14, 2015: City Council discusses next steps for Brookview Community Center and directs staff to hire an architect and begin working on a scaled-down Brookview Community Center replacement plan with an approximate budget of $9–$12 million. Formal authorization set for May 5, 2015 City Council meeting.
  • Jan 20, 2015: City Council officially accepts Community Center Task Force final report.
  • Dec 9, 2014: Task Force and HGA present final feasibility study and design concept to the City Council at the Council/Manager work session.
  • Dec 1, 2014: Task Force focuses on fine-tuning design plans, cost estimates, and final presentation for the City Council meeting scheduled for Dec 9, 2014.
  • Nov 17, 2014: Task Force processes through imagery goals, LEED status, site planning, and building design massing for the $38 million conceptual design.
  • Oct 30, 2014: Task Force meeting focuses on review of City Council responses to initial planning as well as a prioritization process for a conservative community center option to be presented with the $38 million proposal. Task Force eventually decides the conservative option does not meet community goals and vision and decides to only focus on the $38 million concept.
  • Oct 14, 2014: Task Force representatives and HGA present all potential options to City Council. Options include upgrade current building, replace current building, and three new concepts on three different locations. Council asks Task Force to focus future work at the Brookview Golf Course location and fine tune two Community Center design proposals. Designs include the $38 million concept and a more conservative concept somewhere between $9 million and $38 million.
  • Sept 30, 2014: Task Force reviews funding options, cost estimates for all three locations, and site constraints, decides on location to recommend to City Council, and plans presentation for October Council/Manager work session.
  • Aug 26, 2014: Task force focuses on a golf operation review, significant discussion on  three potential location options, and parking ramifications.
  • Aug 11, 2014: Task Force meeting focuses on reviewing guiding principles, continued work on building program, and site analysis.
  • July 15, 2014: Task Force meeting focuses on review of tour sites and current Brookview Community Center assessment. Master planning begins for program and site analysis.
  • June 17 , 2014: Task Force members tour community centers and golf facilities throughout the metro area.
  • May 20, 2014: Initial Task Force meeting focuses on vision, guiding principles, and potential program areas.
  • May 6, 2014: City Council appoints Community Center Task Force members and authorizes City manager to sign contract for architectural services with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc (HGA).
  • April 2014: City panel interviews responding architect firms and makes recommendations to staff and City Council.
  • March 2014: City advertises RFP for architectural services.
  • Jan 2014: Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) identifies and approves funds to hire an architect to support staff to implement a feasibility study and conceptual design for the replacement of Brookview Community Center.

Financing This Project

The City will fund the project with a loan with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority using a 20-year term lease-purchase option. Starting in 2017, a median value home (approximately $262,000) in Golden Valley will see an estimated $7.58/month or $91/year increase in property taxes to pay back the bond.

Below is a chart showing the taxable market value range of both residential and commercial properties and their corresponding tax increases to pay back the 20-year lease-purchase bond. This estimate is for the addition of the Brookview Community Center only and is one portion of your property tax bill. If you questions about the City portion of your property taxes, contact Finance Director Sue Virnig at 763-593-8010.

Background Information

Needs Assessment & Feasibility Study

In 2014 the City Council directed staff to hire a project consultant to develop a needs assessment and design proposal for Brookview Community Center. Council also appointed a task force of citizen representatives to work with staff and the project consultant to study historical use patterns, community needs, and future program and revenue opportunities.

The task force spent nine months studying issues and alternatives related to how Brookview Community Center meets Golden Valley’s needs for recreation programming, meeting spaces, banquet facilities, and community gathering spots as well as the needs of its golf customers. The City Council asked for recommendations ranging from $9 million (the baseline cost to replace Brookview at its current size of approximately 20,000 square feet) to $38 million.

At the Dec 9, 2014 Council/Manager meeting, the task force presented a summary report with recommendations that included a vision and initial design concepts for rebuilding the aging facility at 79,000 square feet and a cost of $38 million. After the presentation, the Council agreed to receive and file the task force’s final report at the Jan 20 City Council meeting and to consider the recommendations as part of the City’s overall asset and infrastructure strategic plan. In April 2014, the City Council decided to pursue a scaled-down Brookview Community Center replacement plan.

Pre-Design Proposal For Replacement

After considering tax impacts for the range of costs involved, the City Council directed staff in May 2015 to hire the architecture firm Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA) to begin a pre-design phase and public input process. The goal was to appropriately size conceptual designs put forth by the citizen task force to align with community needs and budgetary constraints, with an approximate budget of $9–$12 million and the potential for future expansion.

At two open houses July 15 and July 20, the City presented initial design concepts and cost estimates for public input (see open house display boards below). Information gathered at the open houses will be presented to the City Council, which will further consider the project at a future meeting. The City also accepted public comments on the pre-design phase until July 31, 2015.

Open House Display Boards

History & Process

Building Assessment

Project Goals & Fiscal Considerations

Site Information (Expansion Options)

Site Information (Flood Storage)

Building Information (Sustainability Strategies & Program Comparison)

City Council Direction

HGA and staff present two community center replacement options for consideration. Options include the $15 million proposal presented at the public open houses and an $18.2 million proposal recommended by the Open Space and Recreation Commission after review of public comments submitted at the open houses and electronically through the City website. The $18.2 million option includes the $15 million design plus the addition of an indoor kid’s playground with open recreation space, parents gathering areas, and two birthday party/multiuse rooms. City Council requests staff to develop a third proposal to include the indoor play area within the $15 million budget cap and present all three options at a future Council/Manager meeting.

After considering the three options at its Nov 10, 2015 Council/Manager meeting, the Council directed staff to proceed with the $18.2 million option.

Design Boards From Feb 23, 2016 Open House

Envisioning Brookview

Brookview Community Center Task Force

The Brookview Community Center Task Force was appointed in spring 2014 by the City Council to work with City staff and project consultants to develop a needs assessment and design proposal for Brookview Community Center. Membership included representatives from City Commissions, youth athletic associations, and Brookview Golf leagues. The Task Force completed its mission in December 2014.

Members

Members included John Cornelius (Open Space & Recreation Commission), Pat Dale (Golden Valley Little League) ,Lynn Gitelis (Environmental Commission), Brad Kadue (Brookview Mens' Golf League), John Kluchka (Planning Commission), Kelly Kuebelbeck (Open Space & Recreation Commission), Dean Penk (Envision Connection Project Board of Directors), Karla Rose (Golden Valley Girls' Softball), and Mickie Weaver (Brookview Women's Golf League). Staff liaison was Rick Birno, Director of Parks and Recreation.