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Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee

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The function of the Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee (SCC) is to provide oversight and input on the planning and development of a senior/recreation center at 400 E. Lincoln, and to provide recommendations throughout the process to the City Commission.  Learn more about the future senior/recreation center and public input opportunities at bhamgov.org/seniorreccenter. The duties of the SCC include, but are not limited to:

  • Crafting the project vision, goals and objectives
  • Preparing the project process outline and estimated timeline
  • Reviewing final needs analysis report
  • Evaluating concept plan options and recommending the preferred option
  • Outlining the parameters and applicable regulations for site plan and design review
  • Conducting final site plan and design review
  • Reviewing potential funding options
  • Recommending the use of consultants for design and/or build services
  • Drafting RFPs for final design, construction plan preparation and/or construction
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Background Information
The City of Birmingham purchased the YMCA building at 400 E. Lincoln in June 2023. The YMCA had planned to sell the building, creating a unique opportunity for Birmingham, the surrounding communities and Next. The City has envisioned the property as a future Senior/Recreation Center for collaborative use. The building will be the home of Next, a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided the City with senior services for the past 45 years as well as other potential community-based partners, such as the YMCA, City Parks and Recreation services and/or any other users. On November 7, 2023, Birmingham residents approved a senior millage--a .33 mill levy for a three-year term--enabling the city to make interim improvements to the YMCA building and to establish a sinking fund to contribute toward the cost of permanent improvements to the building for use as a senior/recreation center in the future.

In an effort to engage the public as much as possible in the planning process, the City has hired a private architectural firm, NORR, LLC to perform a building assessment and conceptual design for the location. The City has also formed an Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee to assist with the project. Working in conjunction with one another, NORR, LLC and the Ad Hoc Senior/Recreation Center Committee created the community survey to receive input from the public regarding their ideas and vision for the future of the building at 400 E. Lincoln.

Name Member Type Term Expiration
Elaine McLain City Commissioner 3/4/2027
Anthony Long City Commissioner 3/4/2027
Daniel Share Planning Board Member 3/4/2027
Pam Graham Parks and Recreation Board Member 3/4/2027
Bert Koseck Architect 3/4/2027
Donald Rodgers Construction Contractor 3/4/2027
Cris Braun NEXT Representative 3/4/2027
Kelly Plocharczyk YMCA Representative 3/4/2027
Jason Emerine Engineer 3/4/2027
Evan Dix Student (non-voting) 3/4/2027
Jana Ecker City Manager (ex-officio) 3/4/2027





 
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