The City has spent the last several years working with the community to develop a plan to replace Hillview Community Center and Park. At nearly 70 years old, the Community Center does not meet the functional needs of recreational programming and has reached the end of its useful life.
Acknowledging that a prior plan was not in line with the community’s expectations, the past year was spent re-engaging with residents. Numerous meetings, focus groups and polls helped to better assess the needs and desires of the community. The result is a scaled-back plan, which is sensible, financially prudent and directly benefits all members of the community – children, youth, families, seniors and adults.
The current plan for Hillview Community Center and Park includes three project components:
The current plan allows for the replacement and improvement of Hillview Community Center and Park in a fiscally prudent manner that avoids disrupting other facilities and services provided at the Civic Center site. Relocating, rebuilding, or expanding police and administrative facilities, theater, history museum, and library are not included in the current plan.
With input from the community, the City has developed a general site concept for the project. The planned facilities will accommodate current as well as future anticipated program needs. Once funding is secured, the project will move into the design phase. This is when a detailed architectural plan will be developed in accordance with the City Council-approved general site concept. The City will seek additional public input during the design phase.
To view the approved site concept diagram, click here.
To view past planning documents, click here.
How much will this cost?
The project is estimated to cost $87 million. To view a detailed breakdown of the costs, click here.
How will the City finance the project?
The City will contribute up to $25 million of existing funds to this project. Additionally, the City Council will place a measure on the November 2015 ballot asking Los Altos voters to approve a $65 million general obligation bond. The estimated average amount taxpayers would pay is $19.36 per $100,000 of assessed property value (not market value) annually.