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01 CCFTF Report COVER

The Community Center Feasibility Task Force (CCFTF) has completed its 18-month study process, concluding that it is feasible for the City of Upper Arlington to construct, operate and maintain a community center. At a Special City Council Meeting on December 16, 2020, the CCFTF Co-Chairs, Margie Pizzuti and Nick Lashutka, provided an extensive overview of the study process, their findings and recommendations, with the Task Force Report submitted to City Council and made available to the community early in the New Year.

THIS SITE CONTAINS HISTORICAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE CCFTF AND IS NOT BEING UPDATED. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER DESIGN PROCESS SITE.

In response to the Task Force’s conclusion that it is feasible for the City to construct, operate and maintain a community center without an increase in taxes, on January 19, 2021, City Council approved legislation to bring the proposed Upper Arlington Community Center to a vote of the people on May 4, 2021, and to authorize various funding mechanisms that would enable the City to construct, a Community Center without any increase in City income or property taxes.

The final CCFTF Report to the Community is available here in its entirety, along with a full history of the work of the Task Force, including meeting minutes and videos. The Task Force encourages residents to read beyond the Executive Summary document to gain a full understanding of the opportunity before our community, so that when you complete your absentee ballot or head to the voting booth on May 4, 2021, your questions have been answered in full.

Visit upperarlingtonoh.gov to learn more about the Upper Arlington Community Center ballot issue and to contact the City with any questions that you might have on this important community issue.

2019-2020 UPPER ARLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY

Report to the Community

01 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Letter of Transmittal
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary Report
  • Resolution of Support for the Feasibility of a Community Center for the City of Upper Arlington
  • Letters of Support:
    • Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
    • Upper Arlington Senior Advisory Council

02 ESTABLISHMENT OF TASK FORCE

  • Resolution #11-2019

03 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Phase I      Stakeholder Interview Summary – February 2020
    • PHASE I COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REPORT
      • – Stakeholder Focus Group Summary – May 2020
      • – Community Pop-up Summary – May 2020
      • – Community Meeting Summary – May 2020
    • Statistically Valid Survey Findings Report – April 2020
    • Statistically Valid Survey Crosstabulations – April 2020
  • Phase II      PHASE II COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REPORT
      • – Stakeholder Focus Groups and Community Meeting Summary
    • Community Center Survey Results Presentation
    • Statistically Valid Survey Results – November 2020
    • Statistically Valid Survey Cross tabulations – November 2020
    • Online Survey Results – November 2020
  • Publicity

04 MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Demographics and Trends Analysis – March 2017
  • Membership Market Information
  • Similar Provider Analysis – May 2020
  • Similar Provider Square Foot Per Capita

05 POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS

  • Identified Potential Partnerships – May 2020
  • Potential Partnerships by Industry – May 2020
  • Partnership Models

06 VISIONING AND PROGRAMMING

  • Core Program Spaces Description – May 2020
  • Core Building Activity Reference Images – May 2020
  • Core Building Space Program – October 2020

07 SITE EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS

  • Preliminary Potential Sites Map
  • Preliminary Site Evaluation Spreadsheet
  • Preferred Sites Map
  • Preferred Sites Evaluation Spreadsheet

08 SITE AND BUILDING ANALYSIS / PLANNING

  • Municipal Services Center (MSC) Concepts
    • Site Plan Concepts
    • Site Plan Concepts with City Engineer Comments
    • Parking Analysis
    • Preliminary Concept Plans
    • Preliminary Massing Model
  • Kingsdale Concepts
    • Existing Kngsdale Site
    • Overall Site Development Plan for Kingsdale Site
    • Parking Analysis
    • Preliminary Community Center Concept Plans
    • Preliminary Massing and Stacking Diagrams
    • Preliminary Interior Views

09 CAPITAL COST

  • Preliminary Order of Magnitude Budget Summary
  • Preliminary Capital Funding Sources

10 BUSINESS PLAN

  • Overview of City Finances
  • Assumptions & Pro Forma
  • Membership Structure
  • Preliminary Pro Forma – Full Potential
  • Preliminary Pro Forma – With Market Stress Test

THE CHARGE

The CCFTF was charged with determining if the Upper Arlington community wants and needs a community center, key questions to be explored in the first phase of the study process. Upon concluding that the community does want and need a facility, a second phase of the study focused on determining the types of facilities and programming that should be in a community center, possible locations, as well as funding strategies. The scope of the feasibility study included:

  • Ensuring that the study process provides extensive opportunities for community participation.
  • Assessing the community’s needs and existing conditions, including options for the replacement of the City’s existing Senior Center.
  • Reviewing the facilities and models of operation in other communities.
  • Reviewing Upper Arlington’s history relative to the community center issue.
  • Identifying possible locations, desired amenities and projected costs.
  • Exploring funding strategies for constructing, operating and maintaining a prospective facility, including consideration of public/private opportunities.
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