On January 5, 2021, PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners accepted the final Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report (36 Mb PDF) for PenMet Parks future Community Recreation Center. This project’s vision is to create an inclusive facility that supports the well-being of the whole community; a place where memorable experiences will be created.
The PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners reviewed the preliminary draft of the Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report during a public meeting on December 1, 2020. This report also includes site options for the future Community Recreation Center.
The design team – led by BLRB Architects and Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), began the study in the summer of 2020. The public was engaged throughout the process, which included a series of open meetings and a Steering Committee comprised of community members. The study includes an operational analysis and business planning proforma of expenses and revenue potential. This planning is based on educated financial assumptions and projections through detailed market analysis and evaluation of PenMet goals. The proforma provides insight and performance information that reflects how PenMet expects to operate the facility from a financial perspective.
This study’s outcome is that there is a high level of confidence that PenMet can support a new community recreation center with the program outlined in this report. Based on the $22 million construction budget, the report recommends building an initial phase of the Community Recreation Center at around 64,000 square feet.
Public comment is welcome. After reviewing the report, you can share your thoughts or ask questions by emailing info@PenMetParks.org.
- Public Meeting – To be held Thursday, March 4, 2021. Please visit our events calendar for information on how to attend this meeting.