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Kenmore City Hall

City Hall is one of Kenmore's first projects developed under the U.S. Green Build­ing Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmen­tal Design (LEED) certification standards, along with Bastyr University's Student Village project. City Hall sets the bar for the future development of the city's downtown and reflects the community's interest in sustainable develop­ment. Kenmore City Hall received LEED Gold Certification.

The City Hall facility includes Council Chambers, community meeting room, city administration offices and space within the building for future expansion. The building is an “essential facility” designed to a higher seismic performance than standard buildings, and includes emergency power generation. Additionally, the Council Chambers, community meeting room and conference rooms serve as a resource to the residents of Kenmore for community and club events.

 

Kenmore City Hall

Kenmore City Hall
18120 68th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

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Sustainable Features

"Green" FeaturesBenefits
   
Responsible Site Development City Hall includes a rain garden, vegetative roof, and permeable paving to manage and minimize stormwater run-off, increase on-site filtration, and reduce impervious surface. Increasing on-site infiltration can help remove pollutants from stormwater runoff as well as reduce the demands on the City's stormwater infrastructure.
   
Minimize Impervious Surface 

Using permeable pavement at surface parking lots helps to recharge groundwater, and minimize stormwater runoff and on-site detention requirements. The site chosen for the Kenmore City Hall was 100% impervious surface prior to construction.

   
Saving the Japanese Maple 

The existing site included a significant Japanese maple tree that was saved from demolition and relocated in the entry court.

   
Harvesting the Sun's Power Solar panels on the roof provide at least 2.5% of the energy use of the building, reducing energy costs and increasing energy independence, given the potential for increased energy costs in the future.
   
Vegetative Roof 

The roof over the Council Chambers and Lobby is a vegetative roof which reduces stormwater run off, provides additional insulation and protects the roof.

   
Using Green Building Materials 

All paints, finishes and adhesives have low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This improves indoor air quality.

   
Low-Off Gassing (VOC) Materials Such as carpets, paints, sealants and other interior finishes were used in the project. Increased indoor air quality is good for the health of staff and the users of the building at no additional costs to the project.
   
Responsible Use of Wood The wood paneling is Forest Stewardship Council -certified managed forests. Wood from trees that had to be removed for the construction of the project was salvaged and crafted into furniture by Smith and Vallee Woodworks, including the Council Chambers lectern and tables at the elevator lobbies.
  
Minimizing Energy Use Using natural ventilation in the administrative offices lowers energy costs associated with air conditioning.
Natural DaylightingSkylights and generous windows provide natural daylight to reduce the energy required for electric lighting.
Locally-Sourced MaterialsThe City Hall meets LEED benchmarks for recycled content and regional sources of materials. This supports local and regional businesses while minimizing the costs and pollution of the transport of materials.
   
Diverting Waste from Landfills 94% of the waste created by the construction of the City Hall was recycled.
   
Water Efficient Plumbing Fixtures Fixtures such as low flow urinals and dual flush toilets help minimize water usage and utility costs.

Arrow Guiding Principles for Kenmore City Hall

The Kenmore City Council has approved these principles in November 2007 to guide the new Kenmore City Hall project.

  • Durable for long term usefulness – enough room for 20 years or more and for anticipated uses
  • Balance cost considerations with broader priorities and coals in a facility that is appropriate for Kenmore’s needs and means
  • Allow room on the site for future expansion
  • Learn from other cities’ experiences
  • Be mindful of nearby public and private projects being designed and take advantage of opportunities for collaboration and co-location.
  • Promote flexibility in design and use
  • Provide community gathering space indoor and outdoor
  • Model sustainable development practices that result in lower life cycle costs, including potential solar power utilization
  • Put into practice the downtown plan policies of pedestrian-friendly urban design
  • Structural and operational capability for continuity in emergency situations
  • Customer friendly reception and permit counter area- make it pleasant to do business with the city
  • Practical, well designed finishes that wear well
  • Right-sized document storage to incentivize converting documents to electronic format as appropriate
  • Room for temporary skate park on the site

Arrow Chronology of Decisions and Milestones

JUNE 1998: CITY LEASES 1500 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE IN KENMORE PLAZA FOR TEMPORARY CITY HALL

JAN 1999: CITY PURCHASES VACANT WELLS FARGO BUILDING FOR $500,000 TO USE AS INTERIM CITY HALL. EXPECTED LIFE IS 3 TO 5 YEARS.

OCT 2001: SPACE STUDY BY ARAI JACKSON-2 OPTIONS FOR CITY HALL FOR 2020 NEEDS (22,000 SF BASELINE AND 29,000 SF WITH POLICE) PLUS COMMUNITY CENTER (15,000 SF)

AUG 2003: CITY PURCHASES KENMORE VILLAGE FOR $5.2M. POSSIBLE SITE FOR CIVIC FACILITIES PER THE DOWNTOWN PLAN ADOPTED IN MAY 2003.

JULY 2005: UPDATE TO SPACE STUDY TO CONFORM TO INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR WORKSPACE

DEC 2005: CITY PURCHASES NORTHSHORE PARK & RIDE FROM KING COUNTY FOR $2,525,000.

FEB 2006: COUNCIL DIRECTS CITY MANAGER TO LAUNCH SITE SELECTION FOR CITY HALL. CONTRACT WITH CLEARPATH FOR THIS SERVICE. APPROXIMATELY 18 -20 PROPERTIES ARE IDENTIFIED AND REVIEWED.

SEPT 2006: COUNCIL APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHSHORE FIRE DISTRICT TO LEASE OFFICE SPACE FOR ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS STAFF

FEB 2007: COUNCIL DIRECTION IS TO ENTER INTO PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT WITH NORTHSHORE UTILITY DISTRICT (NUD) FOR PROPERTY AT 68TH NE BETWEEN NE 181ST AND NE 182ND FOR CITY HALL. CITY AND NUD HAVE 90 DAY DUE DILLIGENCE PERIOD.

JUNE 2007: RFQ ISSUED FOR CITY HALL DESIGN TEAM. 9 PROPOSALS RECEIVED, 4 FIRMS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS

JULY 2007: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES DISPOSITION OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH KENMORE PARTNERS SELLING THE CURRENT CITY HALL SITE, KENMORE VILLAGE AND THE NORTHSHORE PARK & RIDE SITE FOR $10.7M, WHICH BECOMES $12.3M OVER THE TERMS OF THE DDA. CITY RESERVES RIGHT TO LEASE CURRENT CITY HALL SITE FOR UP TO NINE MONTHS BEGINNING JULY 2009 (CLOSING DATE FOR PHASE 1 OF THE PROJECT).

JULY 2007: FOLLOWING DUE DILLIGENCE, PROPERTY PURCHASE FOR CITY HALL SITE CLOSES WITH NORTHSHORE UTILITY DISTRICT FOR $3.1M.

AUG 2007: WEINSTEIN AU RECOMMENDED FOR CITY HALL DESIGN BY SELECTION TEAM

SEPT 2007: COUNCIL APPROVES PREDESIGN CONTRACT WITH WEINSTEIN FOR $35,000

SEPT 2007: COUNCIL DIRECTION IS TO NOT INCLUDE DESIGN OF A POLICE FACILITY IN THE ARCHITECT SCOPE OF WORK

SEPT 2007: RFQ ISSUED FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 9 PROPOSALS RECEIVED, 3 SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS

OCT 2007: COUNCIL APPROVES ENTERING INTO DESIGN CONTRACT WITH WEINSTEIN AU FOR $1,081,300

OCT 2007: COUNCIL APPROVES ENTERING INTO CONTRACT WITH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATES FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR $370,000

NOV 2007: OPEN HOUSE ON CITY HALL -INITIAL IDEAS.

NOV 2007: PREDESIGN REPORT COMPLETED

NOV 2007: COUNCIL APPROVES GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR CITY HALL PROJECT

NOV 2007: PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATES ON SPACE AND PARKING OPTIONS PRESENTED RANGING FROM $13.7M-$17M (INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION AND "SOFT" COSTS). COUNCIL DIRECTION: PROCEED WITH DESIGN OF 22,000 SF FACILITY

NOV 2007: BRIEFING ON FINANCIAL PLAN FOR CITY HALL, COUNCIL DIRECTION TO PROCEED WITH DESIGN INCLUDING 50 SPACES OF UNDERGROUND PARKING, NOTING SUPPORT FOR STRUCTURED PARKING FROM PUBLIC MEETING.

NOV 2007: STATE CAPITAL PROJECT ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD APPROVES KENMORE'S PROPOSAL TO USE GENERAL CONTRACTOR/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (GC/CM) PROCESS FOR CITY HALL

DEC 2007: COUNCIL APPROVES 2008 BUDGET WHICH INCLUDES 2008 CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND EXPENDITURES OF $5,737,500 FOR CITY HALL PROJECT

DEC 2007: RFQ ISSUED FOR GC/CM- 9 PROPOSALS RECEIVED, . 3 FIRMS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS

JAN 2008: THREE FIRMS INTERVIEWED. SELECTION TEAM RECOMMENDS BN BUILDERS FOR GC/CM SERVICES

JAN 2008: DESIGN TEAM BRIEFS COUNCIL ON DRAFT SCHEMATIC DESIGN PRIOR TO PUBLIC WORKSHOP

JAN 2008: PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON SCHEMATIC DESIGN

JAN 2008: COUNCIL APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH BN BUILDERS FOR PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES

FEB 2008: WEINSTEIN AU COMPLETES SCHEMATIC PACKAGE, TWO INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATES BASED ON THIS PACKAGE GET UNDERWAY

FEB 2008: COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS ON SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND HEATING/VENTILATION SYSTEMS OPTIONS

MAR 2008: STAFF RECOMMENDS SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT TO EXAMINE NEW COST ESTIMATES AND IDENTIFY MEASURES TO REDUCE CONSTRUCTION COSTS. INSTEAD OF APPROVING SCHEMATIC DESIGN IN MID MARCH, COUNCIL DECISION IS RESCHEDULED FOR MID APRIL.

APR 2008: COST ESTIMATES HAVE BEEN RECONCILED AND DESIGN EFFICIENCIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL STUDY SESSION FOCUSES ON FOUR OPTIONS FOR BUILDING FOOTPRINT AND PARKING, WITH COST AND SCHEDULE DATA ON EACH OPTION.

APR 2008: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES OPTION "B"-MORE EFFICIENT BUILDING FOOTPRINT (21,415 SQ FT) WITH 40 UNDERGROUND PARKING STALLS/21 SURFACE STALLS. PROJECT BUDGET, INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION COSTS, SOFT COSTS AND CONTINGENCIES TOTALS $19,312,000. PROJECT SCHEDULE: CONSTRUCTION BEGINS DEC 15, 2008, CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED NOV 15, 2009.

MAY 2008: CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR CITY HALL PROJECT

JULY 2008: CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES EARLY PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN MATERIALS AND SERVICES TO HELP THE PROJECT STAY ON SCHEDULE. ESTIMATED COST OF THE EARLY PROCUREMENT PACKAGE IS $3.4M.

JULY 2008: CITY HALL PROJECT OPEN HOUSE. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF PROJECT DESIGN IS COMPLETE.

AUG 2008: CITY HALL PROJECT IS AWARDED A KING COUNTY LEED GRANT TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FEATURES THAT ACHIEVE LEED GOLD STANDARD.

SEPT 2008: PUBLIC ART SELECTION PANEL (THREE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TWO ARTISTS) RECOMMENDS SUSAN ZOCCOLA FOR CITY HALL PUBLIC ART. COUNCIL AUTHORIZES CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT.

OCT 2008: COUNCIL BRIEFED ON DESIGN DEVELOPMENT COST ESTIMATE, VALUE ENGINEERING RESULTS AND STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS ON CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

NOV 2008: COUNCIL APPROVES TERMINATION OF CONTRACT WITH BN BUILDERS (WITH COMPLETION OF PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES) AND AUTHORIZES THE ADMINISTRATION TO INITIATE THE COMPETITIVE BID PROCESS FOR CITY HALL CONSTRUCTION

DEC 2008: CONSTRUCTION BIDS ARE ADVERTISED

JAN 2009: CONSTRUCTION BIDS ARE SUBMITTED: 14 BIDS ARE RECEIVED, WITH ONE LATER WITHDRAWN. GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION SUBMITS THE LOW BASE BID OF $7,539,000

MAR 2009: CITY COUNCIL AWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION BID TO GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION FOR $8,581,897. BASE BID $7,539,000 + SELECTED ALTERNATES BID $334,300 + ESTIMATED SALES TAX = $8,581,897

MAR 2009: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF $14,421, 721 (EXCLUDING LAND COST)

MAR 2009: KENMORE CITY HALL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

MAY 2010: KENMORE CITY HALL OPEN HOUSE

MAY 2010: KENMORE CITY HALL DEDICATION CEREMONY

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