The recently opened, 17,500-square-foot center near the corner of Boston Road and Hampton Road in the city of Hayward will provide a space for community members of all ages to build social connections, participate in enriching cultural activities, develop life skills, and have fun. HDR|WRECO was proud to team with Noll & Tam Architects on this $22 million state-of-the-art facility; we provided civil design services that included stormwater treatment best management practices (BMP) and low-impact development (LID) design services along with design for the site layout, grading, drainage, and utilities.
Planning for the center began in 2009, and construction began in April of 2018. The project included design and modification of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible paths, parking spaces, curb ramps, and other sidewalk improvements. BMPs include bioretention areas, flow-through planters, and permeable pavers, and were designed and sized based on the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program (ACCWP) C.3 Stormwater Technical Guidance. The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.