A joint development project for a new elementary school, new community center, new library, and park expansion for the City and School District of Glendale. The project evolved out of a Model Neighborhood planning effort and continues the extensive community involvement through implementation and committee meetings.
One of the innovative aspects is the concept of “shared-use” of key facilities, such as the library, multipurpose gymnasium, computer classroom, science and art classroom, meeting rooms and outdoor playground.
This maximizes the impact of limited public money by reducing redundancies and building more efficiently.
If each agency had built a stand-alone facility, the project would have cost an additional 5 million dollars. As a result of the “shared-use” concepts, this project will serve as a true multifunctional, multi-generational “center” for the entire community.