On Wednesday, Elk Grove City Council voted to approve several modifications to the District Development Plan for Phase 1 of the City’s new Civic Center. These changes include integrating the proposed Veterans Memorial Hall into the Community Center building, approving several modifications to the architecture and design of the Community Center building, and adopting a Uniform Sign Program.
With these revisions, the new 31,500 square feet Community Center will include the Veterans Memorial Hall and Senior Center, as well as an assembly hall, which will feature 8,000 square feet of event space and seat 500 people.
In place of the Veterans Hall building, the modified site plan includes a park, consisting of a turf area, flag display, and picnic area. The park will also include a series of picnic benches and bar-b-que pits. The revised plan was reviewed by the City’s veterans’ groups and they support this design.
While the proposal will be undergoing further refinement as the design plans for the Aquatics Center and the Commons are finalized, the approvals represent another significant step in building a new civic and community hub for Elk Grove. Construction of the Elk Grove Civic Center is on track to begin in Winter 2018. Additional areas, including a library, Nature Center, and Children’s Discovery Museum, will be developed in later phases.
To demonstrate Elk Grove’s interest in sustainability, Elk Grove City Council also directed City staff to consider the cost effectiveness of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED is a special federal recognition awarded to buildings that demonstrate environmental friendliness and energy efficiency practices.
For more information about Elk Grove’s Civic Center, please visit the City Special Projects website. To read the full staff report from the meeting, visit the Elk Grove City Council website.
About the City of Elk Grove
Elk Grove is a vibrant, business and family friendly community of approximately 168,000 people in the Sacramento, California region. Elk Grove is a young, ethnically diverse, modern city that was incorporated in 2000. Elk Grove has low crime, excellent schools, over 95 community parks and 28 miles of trails, plentiful dining and shopping options, numerous annual events and festivals, and over 270 sunny days per year. Median Household Income is $84,827, the average home value is $299,339, and 62% of adults over 25 are college educated. 8,710 businesses employ 44,806, including corporations like Apple, Kaiser, and the State of California. Commercial rents are affordable, and the City has virtually no seismic or flood risk. Elk Grove has been ranked as the 7th most racially diverse city in the country, the 2nd best city for homeownership in California, the best Sacramento suburb for young couples, and is the fastest growing city in California and the 11th fastest in the nation.
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