City - The
$7 million Bayshore Community Center and Library,
a mere concept a little over a year ago, moved
closer to becoming a reality Monday night when
the City Council of Daly City awarded EKONA Architecture
+ Planning of San Francisco $553,400 for design
and construction support services.
The 25,000 to 30,000 square foot multi-use facility
will be built on Martin Street at Bayshore Heights
Park, adjacent to Daly City's Fire Station No.
93 and a newly-renovated tot lot. The structure
will have the capacity to serve 500 to 750 people
each day. It is part of the city's five-year major
capital improvement program and a collaborative
project between the City of Daly City and the
Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club.
The project will house the Bayshore branch of
the Daly City Public Library. Recreational youth
programs will be managed by the Mid-Peninsula
Boys and Girls Club. Youth and adult programs,
as well as community activities, will be administered
by the city's Parks and Recreation
"The Bayshore Community Center project is
a model of what can happen when everyone works
together to fulfill a neighborhood need and a
community's dream," said Mayor Carol Klatt.
are really pleased to see this project take off.
Being able to raise nearly $5 million within a
short span of time has been amazing, and a credit
to the city's partners in this most unique project,"
noted Councilmember Adrienne Tissier. Tissier
is also a member of the Bayshore Community Center
Capital Campaign Board, who, under the leadership
of the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club, has
been the prime movers of the $7 million fundraising
The City of Daly City has provided $2 million
of seed money toward the three-story, multi-use
facility, as well as the land. Major grantors
have included $750,000 from the State Senate and
$500,000 from the State Assembly. Other project
partners include the Jefferson Union High School
District, Bayshore School District, Bayshore Child
Care Services, Housing Authority and Residents
Association of San Mateo County, Bayshore Residents
/ Youth and Senior Organizations and the Daly
City Peninsula Partnership.
In a presentation to the City Council Monday night,
John Hunter, EKONA's Senior Associate, outlined
the firm's design approach. The consultant emphasized
extensive work sessions with the community, as
well as creating cost-effective and functional
shared facilities in a technologically smart building.
The proposed project schedule spans 25 months,
with 11½ months allotted to the design
phase, 1½ months for bid/award, and 12
months for construction. The center is expected
to open August 2003.
Last year, the City of Daly City conducted a design
competition to combine the community's input with
professional creative vision for the proposed
project. Of the three finalists, EKONA Architecture
+ Planning of San Francisco was selected as the
winner by a 12-member Selection Committee, which
included neighborhood advocates, Mid-Peninsula
Boys and Girls Club representatives and city staff.
Fundraising efforts will continue for the $7 million
project. For more information on the project,
contact Dan Dadoun, Executive Director of the
Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club at (650) 347-9891,
or email: email@example.com.