Healdsburg City Council allocated $1.527 million in the City's FY15/16 Capital Improvement Program to initiate redevelopment of the site. In addition, City Council provided the following direction:
-The site should provide parking
-The site should be the home of the Healdsburg Farmers Market
-In developing design options, consider space for community events and activities
-Develop two design options:
1. Retain the existing building and renovate/repurpose
2. Remove the existing building and reconstruct the site with parking and shade structure(s)
-Identify ways to incorporate green building technology, including solar.
-Return to Council if public process raises ideas that require Council’s consideration.
The City enlisted the services of TLCD Architects out of Santa Rosa, with local representation from architect Alan Cohen, to lead the schematic design process to develop the two design options.
Based on feedback during the public input sessions, the City commissioned a third schematic design option that removes the existing building and redevelops the site with a parking lot and agrarian themed shade structure. In addition, the City requested cost estimates for an alternative approach that removes the building and constructs parking only with no shade structure or other amenities.
Please scroll down for more information on each of the design options.
Cerri Site Project Map
Schematic Design Option 1: Retain, Renovate, and Repurpose
Option 1 retains the existing building, renovates the structure, and repurposes the building's use to be a combination parking/event space. Primary design components include a new exterior shell, a wrap around patio area, sliding translucent panel barn doors, translucent roof openings for natural light, catering kitchen, restrooms, and storage. Option 1 would provide up to 24 parking spaces inside the building to be used at the discretion of the City, and 33 general parking spaces outside. Option 1 does not include solar on the existing building due to structural limitations, but solar could be added as a stand-alone feature over portions of the exterior parking areas.
Schematic Design Option 2: Remove and Reconstruct (Modern Context)
Option 2 removes the existing building, levels the site, and constructs a new parking facility with shade structures to be used as a dual parking and event facility. Primary design components include a new surface parking lot, large overhead shade structures using a modern design, catering kitchen, restrooms, and storage. Option 2 provides up to 77 general parking spaces, and up to 16,600 square feet of solar capacity.
Schematic Design Option 3: Remove and Reconstruct (Agrarian Context)
Similar to Option 2, Option 3 removes the existing building, levels the site, and constructs a new parking facility with shade structures to be used as a dual parking and event facility. Primary design components include a new surface parking lot, large overhead shade structures with a more agrarian theme, catering kitchen, restrooms, and storage. Option 3 provides up to 70 general parking spaces, and approximately 4,050 square of solar capacity.
Alternative Approach: Remove Existing Structure and Construct Parking with No Other Improvements As part of the cost estimating process the City requested an estimate for an alternative approach that
would remove the existing structure and construct parking only with no other amenities. This alternative approach was requested
due to the high costs that were coming in for the three previous options. While a specific schematic design was
not commissioned for this approach, the estimating was based on a similar parking configuration to
Option 2 that maximizes parking potential.