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File #: 2948-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 11/25/2019 Final action: 11/27/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a contract with Pizzuti Solutions, LLC for professional services to study the programming and space needs of the department's existing senior creative facilities; to authorize the transfer of $318,000.00 from and within the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; to amend the Capital Improvement Budget 1326-2019; to authorize the expenditure of $68,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($68,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Senior Facility Legislation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a contract with Pizzuti Solutions, LLC for professional services involving the preliminary engineering and architectural analysis of space needed for the department's senior creative facilities and their programming.

Background: For several decades Recreation and Parks has been actively engaging with the senior population of Columbus through multiple facilities dispersed throughout the city. Two of these facilities, the Golden Hobby Shop and Martin Janis Senior Center, specialize in providing a vibrant social space for participants to create, display, and market their wares. Each location offers unique services, staffing, studios, workshops, instruction, and a wide range of programs such as jewelry, needlework, wood crafts, stained glass, painting, ceramics, lapidary, and model trains. While both facilities are popular and successful, the department is facing increasing concerns about the conditions and increasing capital expenses of the two facilities in addition to concerns that these facilities are not operating as efficiently as possible. In addition to the analysis of these existing facilities and how they could be improved, this contract will provide valuable information that will be used to move forward with the long term future of the departments senior creative facilities and the services they offer. Overall functionality, accessibility, safety, and customer experience provided by these two sites and future sites will be examined. A major goal will be to produce an action plan to increase operational efficiency and explore ways to combine and integrate creative services so that space can be utilized as efficiently as possible at our existing facilities and future facilities. The resulting action plan will provide preliminary engineering and architectural guidelines that will shape future facility improvements and new facilities.

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