City of Redwood City
Veterans Memorial Senior Center-YMCA Project Update 


Dear Veterans Memorial Senior Center and YMCA Project Stakeholders,

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the first Veterans Memorial Senior Center-YMCA Project workshop on January 17! The City and the YMCA are in the master planning phase to build a new Veterans Memorial Senior Center and a separate and new YMCA facility. We appreciate all the comments and questions received from the community!
At our kick-off open house workshop, close to 150 community members participated in a self-guided "Galley Walk," where project principles and design concepts were shared through a series of oversized vision boards.
At the upcoming January 31 workshop, the project's lead architect will present fresh ideas and site plans indicating possible locations for the two separate buildings that will house the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and YMCA, along with concepts for how to approach park space, parking and traffic, park circulation and programming. Following the presentation attendees will break into table groups for a brainstorming session to discuss the plans and then share their ideas with all those in attendance.
The evening's agenda is as follows:
6:00 pm       January 17 Open House and Gallery Walk Refresh (if you missed the first meeting, this is your chance to get familiar with the master planning process and concepts)
6:10 pm       Welcome by Chris Beth, Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services          
6:15 pm       Presentation by Clarence Mamuyac, ELS Architecture
6:35 pm       Table Breakout Session
6:55 pm       Table Group Presentations
7:25 pm       Wrap and Next Steps
7:30 pm       Q&A
7:45 pm       Adjourn Meeting

Please note the workshop on January 31st will not include a design presentation. Rather, it is an important step in arriving at a refined site plan so that an initial design can be presented at the final community meeting on February 22, before an update is provided to the City Council in March.
All workshops begin at 6 p.m. and are located at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Redwood Room.
We hope you can join us at these upcoming community meetings to provide your input! 

If you have any questions or would like to send us feedback about the project, email the project team at
I hope to see you next week!
Chris Beth
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services 

More Information and Resources
Project Website

January 17 Workshop Materials