The Saddlebrook Design Team strove
from day one to create a “joint-use facility that really works!” The excitement of three groups with similar goals-- lifetime learning, reading, fitness, and community-- culminate here.The“SaddlebrookConcept” The unifying Commons space is the “Front Porch” to all partners. Functioning much like the front porch of a home, it is a welcoming place for meetings, gatherings, art, display, entry and security. The Commons supports the cooperative and integrated services within this landmark facility.
The Saddlebrook Joint-Use Facility project
is the result of collaboration between the Omaha Public Schools, Omaha Public Library and City of Omaha Parks and Recreation in the creation of a community-based, public- use facility.ProjectDescription The design of the Saddlebrook Joint-Use Facility represents a joining of diverse entities and services into a single, dynamic whole. This facilitates cooperation in reaching goals, teaching lessons, and shows life long learning and fitness in action. The 111,000 SF facility is organized around a central “Commons” hub, which services as the circulatory and symbolic center of the building. Views from all three entities’ administrative/ informational desks provide excellent visibility of the Commons activities and approaches. The building is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2009.
Location: •14850 Laurel Avenue, Omaha,
NE Site: •30 Acre Approx. Park Site •9.5 Acre Approx. Project Site within Park Boundary •(192) Parking Spaces--northSADDLEBROOK •(21) School Visitor Parking Spaces--south//////FAST FACTS Building: •111,059 SF Total Building •11,900 SF City of Omaha Public Library •67,000 SF PK-4 OPS Elementary School 700 students/ 4 unit •24,000 SF City of Omaha Community Center 17,700 SF Main Level 6,300 SF Upper Level (w/ 3-lane track) •3700 SF Commons •8250 SF of Shared Spaces Costs: •Project Budget: $22,187,562 •Contract Amount: $16,403,500 •Bid Award Date: Nov. 19, 2007 Anticipated Opening: •Fall 2009
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