In a continuing effort to provide quality public facilities and opportunities for older community members, the City of Iowa City has developed a Senior Center Facilities Plan for the building located at 28 South Linn Street. The purpose of the plan is to provide direction to the administration, the Senior Center Commission, and the City Council for future development, Capital Improvement funding, and facility planning and modernization over the next five years and beyond.
Facilities plan development process (Part 1)
The City released a Request for Proposals for Consultant Services for a Senior Center Building ADA Assessment and Facilities Plan Project in February 2020. Iowa City Architecture firm, Rohrbach Associates, was selected and was contracted to review and develop the plan in June 2020. The Rohrbach Associates team had meetings with staff and spent the early part of the review investigating, researching, and field verifying the site, building, systems, and operations before developing the proposed concept plans. This was followed by a public input process.
Community input is an important component of facilities planning. In an online presentation by consulting architects Rohrbach Associates, three building plan alternatives for the current structure were detailed. A web-based survey was distributed in the fall of 2020 to gather community input regarding the three building plan options. The data collected was analyzed and used to help develop objectives, goals, and next steps in the building planning process.
- View the recorded presentation here.
- Review the three plan alternatives here.
- Facilities Plan Input Survey Data here.
- Facilities Survey Executive Summary here.
- New south entrance design exploration here.
- Additional conceptual views can be found here.
Facilities plan development process (Part 2)
Due to unexpected changes with the original architecture firm, the planning process was delayed and OPN Architects ultimately assisted in finalizing the facilities plan. The Senior Center Assessment and Master Plan was presented to the City Council in April 2022. View the plan and appendices:
- Senior Center Assessment and Master Plan
- Appendix 1: Exterior Historic Assessment
- Appendix 2: Engineering Report
- Appendix 3: Food Service Report
For questions regarding the project, please contact Senior Center Coordinator LaTasha DeLoach at 319-356-5225 or email LaTasha-DeLoach@iowa-city.org.