Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The governing board of the McLean Community Center is considering renovation and expansion of the Ingleside Drive facility.
The McLean Community Center Governing Board is one step closer to making a decision about renovating and expanding the current facility on Ingleside Drive. The board's capital facilities commitee reviewed three concept plans on Tuesday night at the first in a series of "milestone" meetings. The board hired SWSG, a design engineering firm based in Herndon, to conceptualize options for renovating and expanding the center. "This is an important meeting for us to get our own sense of the options that are on board," said Chad Quinn, chairman of the governing board's capital facilities committee. The concepts offer different options for renovation and expansion. Concept A is the smallest scale expansion, adding 4,785 to the existing facility. …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The McLean Community Center is due for a few upgrades and the center's governing board will review three different renovation options at a special meeting Tuesday night. SWSG, a design and engineering firm based in Herndon, will present three concept floor plans to the board for review. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Dr., McLean. SWSG will take the board's feedback and create 3-D models based on the concept floor plans. Those models will be unveiled at a meeting on Dec. 4. A final decision on a renovation option could be made in January.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Contract for Renovation Feasibility Study
The McLean Community Center board on Wednesday rejected a staff proposal to change the age for membership at the Old Firehouse Teen Center. The proposal, which the board chose to send back to the MCC's Program Committee for reconsideration, would have limited Teen Center membership to 9th graders who are 15 years of age. Some 9th graders are 16. MCC Executive Director George Sachs said staff members proposed to cap membership at age 15 because some parents worried about older children being in contact with 7th and 8th graders, who make up the bulk of the Teen Center's members. In addition, Sachs said, some older members have disrupted the center's activities. But various members of the MCC board said they did not feel comfortable approving…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Members of the board gathered on Thursday to discuss the cost proposal they received from the Northern Virginia-based firm Shaffer, Wilson, Sarver and Gray.
A McLean Community Center committee meets in a few hours to try to finish negotiating a $50,000 contract for an engineering firm to prepare a feasibility study for the expansion and renovation of the Center. Tonight's meeting is a continuation of last Thursday's meeting of The Capital Facilities Committee which discussed a cost proposal from the Northern Virginia-based firm Shaffer, Wilson, Sarver and Gray. During the meeting, which lasted slightly more than an hour, some members of the committee expressed their concerns for the very short time the firm has allocated for meeting and talked with the center board and the absence in the SWSG's proposal of items the board deemed "must haves." The cost, according to the written proposal, …