Did you know this project was included in the FY 2017-19 Adopted Capital Improvement Program? There's wasn't funding in the budget, but our recreation center was identified as a priority with respect to Social and Geographic equity. The report states, "The Lincoln Square Recreation Center Feasibility Study, Peralta Haciend Historical Park Improvements, San Antonio Synthetic Field Replacement and Arroyo Viejo New Synthetic Field are located in an areas of high ethnic diversity, low income, and in mostly limited English speaking neighborhoods. The Lincoln Recreation Center is aged, crowded, in need of upgrades, and has been previously identified for an expansion project that has gone through numerous robust community engagement processes. The center serves over 2000 daily users and the surrounding community is steadily increasing with additional housing putting more pressure on an already undersized facility."
What and how much was included?
Measure KK - Proposed Alternate Project for Infrastructure Bond
$400,000 for a Lincoln Square Recreation Center feasibility study was listed as one of seven alternate projects for Measure KK. According to the plan, "The Lincoln Square Recreation Center Feasibility Study will provide the information needed to begin design on a new center that will replace all, or the majority of, the existing facility and allow for increased services to the community in a new building that will serve the community well into the future.
2017-2022 Unfunded Requests by Department
We made the list, along with 21 other worthy building and facilities projects. It turns out the request for Lincoln was the largest at $11,144,250 over 3 years. We could still very much use these funds and hope to see this FUNDED in the next budget cycle.
FY 2015-17 Project Prioritization List (as of Feb 2016)
$7,000,000 for the Lincoln Square Park Recreation Center Expansion/Renovation project was included as a District 2 park project.
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