The new administration building project lacks any justification for spending multi-millions of resident dollar to construct a new building.
There has been no detailed engineering analysis performed to determine a real cost estimate to renovate versus constructing a a new building.
- There have been no actions taken to accommodate additional space requirements nor are there any plans to add handicapped parking outside the CH 1 Terrace Room
- There has been no genuine consideration for teleworking
- Move out realtor Wiechert, (who has an office in LW Plaza) and the barely used credit union
- Remove non-load bearing walls and install cubicles
- The lobby provides for additional work space
- There is no supporting documentation to support the position that the current building is inadequate
On the other hand, in 2005, Interplan, Inc. was contracted to perform a space needs analysis.
After initiating contact with Interplan, Inc., Lisa Lamp identified the cost to conduct a complete analysis to determine the cost to renovate the administration building would be $25,000:
From: "Lisa M. Lamp"
Date: February 14, 2018 3:35:06 PM EST
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
If you are referring to Building Code compliance, the architectural portion of that kind of analysis, and code review, will cost between $10,000 and $15,000. A review of the mechanical and electrical systems will probably cost around $10,000. These are ballpark figures only. Any analysis starts with a goal for what you want to do with the building. Your goals will frame and guide the analysis.
I hope this helps.
Lisa M. Lamp, AIA, LEED® AP
8224 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 100
Vienna, Virginia 22182
o: 202.362.5300 x109
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:01 PM
To: Lisa M. Lamp
Subject: cost to rehab LW Admin. Bldg.
do you have any idea of the cost to obtain a structural assessment to rehab the LW Admin. Bldg. bringing it up to current code from top to bottom:
This was the motion made at the Nov. 2014 LW BOD meeting: