Performing Arts Center Renovation Update
Photo by Mark Rabinowitch
Click here to Download the Performing Arts Center Renovation Committee Presentation
The GRF Board of Directors formed a Performing Arts Center (PAC) Renovation Ad Hoc Committee to provide feedback for potential renovations to the PAC, formerly called Clubhouse 3. In the spring, Irvine-based SVA Architects assessed the building’s structural integrity, design and safety concerns and condensed the center’s needs into four categories. Those include Immediate ADA, Fire, Life and Safety; Immediate Building Deficiencies; Augmentation Program (additional amenities); and The User Group Wish/Dream List.
SVA Architects had compiled the information received from the user group workshops back in July, 2017, and presented a design development plan to the committee in April, 2018. The recommended changes will make the building more efficient and functional for all who use it by implementing improvements that most benefit the community as a whole. One thing everyone agreed upon was that the PAC would function primarily as a theater and performing arts building. Click here for an overview of the upgrades recommended by SVA and the PAC committee.
$1.7 million was set aside in the 2017 budget for structural/safety upgrades. Since the building was tested as structurally sound, part of these funds will go toward some of the functional and aesthetic upgrades. In 2018, during the budget process, we will budget for any further funds needed in the 2019 budget.