South Entrance Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project
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 are Getting 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
Engineering and architecture work
Contingency fund set for over-run
As of the end of August, 2021 we are just under $35,000 away from our goal. You can make a difference.
Let's Make This Happen
Help us make this critically important project a reality. The Stillwater Community Center really can be a place that welcomes, with open arms, guests who are mobility challenged. Don’t you want to be a part of this exciting phase of development?