|Facility Type||Community Center|
|Estimated Start Date||Spring 2019|
|Estimated Completion Date||To Be Determined|
|Total Project Budget||$5,000,000|
|Project Manager||Brian Laczko
In 2019, HARD agreed to collaborate with Resource for Community Development (RCD) Housing, Berkeley, CA, in the development of a new 7-story affordable housing facility, at East 14th Street and 162th Ave., with creation of a new community center.
Providing an amenity for the entire Ashland area, RCD will build a new 12,300 square foot community center, on the first two floors immediately fronting onto East 14th Street. The initial concept plan for the community center has the following spaces: 4-5 multi-purpose rooms, a fitness/exercise/dance studio, a Pre-K Classroom for up to 24 students with attached outdoor play area, administrative offices, and a reception area with two-story lobby space facing onto East 14th Street. The designs will be confirmed in late 2021 with construction projected for Spring 2023.
This is the one of three adjoining acquisitions for the Ashland area, along with adjoining property fronting onto East 14th St. and fronting onto nearby Mateo St. as well. Both of these will become a new neighborhood park.