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New Rec Center Enters Design Phase

March was a busy month for the new recreation center, senior center and performing arts theatre. These are all included in the initial phase of implementation of the Civic Center Master Plan. 

On March 11, City Council approved FCI Constructors as the construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for the new recreation center, theatre and senior center. On March 18, council provided staff with feedback and accepted the schematic design.  The project now moves into the design development phase.  

To ensure the design evolves within the approved construction budget, FCI Constructors will provide schedule, constructability, phasing and budget updates throughout the design process. 

The contractor will work with project architect Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS) and their design team partners in the building design and site elements, including grading, utilities, surveying and layout. 

Resident preferences have been included in the development of the schematic design, including a 320-seat performing arts theatre, a lap/competition pool, a warmer water leisure pool, a licensed preschool area and a main level senior center with a catering kitchen and fitness rooms. 

The project will also include the design and construction of Memorial Parkway, enhancement of the Northglenn Veterans Memorial and the integration of a festival lawn. Construction is planned to begin in late 2019 with completion in 2021. 

Your input thus far has helped us create a design that supports interests and needs specific to Northglenn. We will soon ask you to help us select the indoor play structure and the pool play features, and are looking forward to hearing from you. Watch for input opportunities in future Connections and follow us on Facebook @cityofnorthglenn. Stay informed by visiting or contacting Eric Ensey at 303.254.7600 or