May 10th, 2021 Update
March 29th, 2021 Update
Work, and the refrigerator, moved outside while grinding, staining, and sealing the concrete floors were underway. Floor finishers will return for a final treatment after sheet rocking and interior door and window trim is complete. New siding is installed on the entire building, including much of the stucco. Battens are next.
As soon as the new floors were covered with sturdy protection, work, and the refrigerator, moved back inside. Spray insulation was added to the Legends Room ceiling, walls were insulated, and sheetrock went up. La Cantina oversized folding glass doors were a challenge, but went in smoothly (and open smoothly as well).
Meanwhile, the lawns were sodded and seeded and bricks set in sand to give a safe, accessible path to the locker rooms for Swim Team practice, which starts in early April.
Next up: concrete pour for drainage areas and for the generator pad, installation of the 1400 pound emergency back up generator, interior door and window trim, and painting. Tile and cabinets have been ordered, and we are getting estimates for the resurfacing that is required in front of the building and in the courtyard.
January 21st, 2021 Update
Since completion of roofing and framing, outside appearance hasn’t changed much, but lots is going on inside and in the ground. The back up generator has been ordered for installation this spring, and it’s location has been staked to help in planning play/fitness area, a key feature of Phase 2 that we would like to accelerate if funding permitted.
Exterior frame has been replaced where needed and awaits new paneling, which will begin as soon as windows are installed. A persistent spring flower blooms even amidst the courtyard which has been trenched for new drainage lines to be buried.
A ceiling photo shows the wiring and ductwork that will power the building and deliver heat and cooling to multiple zones. A commercial grade sprinkler system is being installed, as seen by the black pipe installed to supply heads in the Library and Founders Room.
Smurf tubes hang about the fireplace, to support a television screen. The front sewer later has been completed and the bread fire flow water line will be installed later this spring.
November 16th, 2020 Update
Roofing progresses from removing old shingles, laying new plywood sheathing, rigid insulation, another layer of plywood, and a substrate for the new shingles. The entire building including the locker rooms will have new shingles in this Phase 1 (the funded project).
The open porch is converted to a sunny library began with new footings and a new concrete slab, and now has been framed with large windows across the front and on the side, as well as three wide passages into the Founders Room.
Many of the old white columns are preserved and reused, including as supports for the new covered entry access to the Legends Pavilion and the Founders Room, and the corridor access to the flex room and bathrooms, and inside the Library.
A new drainage / leach field is installed in the lawn area between the pool pump house and the pool. Care is being taken to preserve the honor brick circle and the stone medallion.
October 25th, 2020 Update
Framing the new flex room and entry to the bathrooms is done, and before you know, the roof and walls take shape. When finished, the roof will extend for a covered walkway access to the flex room and corridor to bathrooms. Folding glass doors on two sides of the Legends Pavilion are framed, and repair to the founders room roof is underway.
September 25, 2020 Update
Matt Testa made an early morning run to haul away the last of the old playground, making ready for the site to be prepared for the CERT storage building and small site office. New footings are dug and poured for the new walls of the flex room. Architect Jessica Fairchild meets on site with General Contractor Jim Schalich, Schalich job superintendent Paul, and Steve Knox, volunteer site manager for the SHCF. Here, they are discussing plans for the floor of the corridor in front of the flex room. The future flex room is in the background. Footings have been poured for the new library window wall and rebar is ready for the concrete pour.
Watch the video below!