South Entrance Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project
WE DID IT!
The fundraising has been successful and the project is now in the beginning stages of bid document preparation. It is very possible that the new south entrance will be finished before the end of the year, if not sooner.
Entrance to the complex is over 200 yards from parking and the majority of handicap designated parking places.
A few handicapped parking spaces that are nearest to an entrance are still 50 yards away.
Entering the building presents major physical and safety challenges for many SCC Patrons.
A significant percent of the SCC patrons are mobility challenged.
Adds critically important ADA Access to the south entrance of the Stillwater Community Center complex.
Creates an ADA connection between the Dining and Event Hall (home of “Project Heart”) and the main complex.
Provides a safer car and bus drop-off area that is completely sheltered from the weather by use of a canopy.
Reconfigures parking lot to improve flow and safety.
How We Got There
Project concept was designed and updated by the City of Stillwater in 2020.
Fund raising kick-off with a $50,000 grant from the Allene Brown Foundation which was then matched by the Stillwater Community Center Foundation.
Stillwater City Council approves the project in January 2021
By July of 2021 more than 60% of the design had been reviewed and approved by stakeholders, project leadership, and the City of Stillwater.
Permits from the City have been approved.
The process of selecting contractors is already underway.
What's the Cost?
$302,000 which pays for . . .
Ramp & stair system with parking lot modifications
Canopy to provide sheltered drop off and entrance to building
The mission of the STILLWATER COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION is to provide supplemental resources for the Stillwater Community Center and mutually beneficial affiliated facilities and operations to ensure their accessibility, affordability and sustainability for the use by the residents and visitors of Stillwater and surrounding area.