Arrillaga Family Gymnasium

Project Completion
The Arrillaga Family Gymnasium construction project was accepted by City Council on March 1, 2011. 

Project Information
The contractor for the project was Vance Brown, Inc. Consultants include:
Past Activities
Date Activity
October 16, 2010
The Arrillaga Family Gymnasium officially opens its doors to the public.
July 21, 2009 City Council Public Hearing on the Final EIR and architectural control for the gymnasium, and final Public Hearing on resolution of intent to abandon portions of Mielke Drive and Alma Street right of way.
Meeting Agenda | Staff Report
June 29, 2009 Planning Commission Public Hearing to make recommendations on the Final EIR, incorporating responses to comments on the Draft EIR, architectural control for the gymnasium, and abandonment of portions of Mielke Drive and Alma Street.
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2009
Release of the Final Burgess Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center Environmental Impact Report, and beginning of 10 day public review period. The Public Review period ended on June 29, 2009. The final EIR is the combination of the Draft EIR and the Response to Comments documents.
Response to Comments
June 2, 2009
City Council Resolution of Intent to Abandon a Portion of Mielke Drive and Alma Street for the project (first hearing).
Staff Report
May 26, 2009 Close of Public Comment period on adequacy of DEIR. A hard copy of the EIR is available at city offices.
EIR sub-page | Appendix A | Appendix B
May 19, 2009 City Council Information Item on Project.
Staff Report
May 4, 2009 Public Hearing on Draft Burgess Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center Environmental Impact Report.
Planning Commission Report | Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2009
Release of the Draft Burgess Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center Environmental Impact Report.
January 26, 2009
A presentation of the project history, status, and schedule were presented to the Planning Commission.
Planning Commission Report
January 5, 2009
The comment period for the EIR scope closes. Two comment letters were received.
Caltrans Comment Letter | PG&E Comment Letter
December 15, 2008 Proposed plans for the new gym and gymnastics center are presented to the Planning Commission in a study / scoping session.
November 20, 2008
Notice is given of the project's application for Planning Commission review and preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Initial Study.
Notices of Application and EIR Preparation | Initial Study
September 4, 2008
The project steering committee identifies a preferred conceptual Gymnastics Center plan.
Conceptual Gymnastics Center Plan
July 15, 2008
The City Council will be presented with a recommendation to authorize an agreement with LSA, one of the city's on-call environmental consulting firms, to perform an environmental study and to develop a focused Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
Staff Report
June 23, 2008
John Arrillaga is identified as the donor, and preliminary building plans, elevations, and renderings of the proposed new gym are made available.
May 21, 2008
The Parks and Recreation Commission moves to recommend that the City Council direct staff to pursue the donor option as the preferred alternative for new gymnasium development at Burgess Park.
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2008
The City Council authorizes an agreement with DKS Associates to conduct a traffic impact analysis of the various conceptual plans.
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes
April 29, 2008
The City Council is presented with a report on the project's status, which includes an offer by a member of the community to build a new gymnasium in the location proposed by Scheme 1 (between the existing Recreation Center and Alma Street).
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes | Gym Plan Proposed by a Potential Donor
April 16, 2008
Refined conceptual designs and cost estimates are presented to the community and the Parks and Recreation Commission at the commission's regular monthly meeting.
March 12, 2008
Several preliminary schemes are presented to the community and the Parks and Recreation Commission at the commission's monthly meeting.
  • Scheme 1 - Renovate and expand the existing building for gymnastics and construct a new gymnasium adjacent to the Recreation Center.
  • Scheme 2 - Construct a new gymnasium / gymnastics building at the existing site.
  • Scheme 3 - Construct a new gymnasium at the existing site and construct a new gymnastics building adjacent to the Recreation Center.
  • Scheme 4 - Construct a new gymnasium / gymnastics / recreation center at the site of the existing Recreation Center.
February 25, 2008
A community meeting is held to review the findings of the facility assessment and focus groups and to discuss any gym / gymnastics issues not previously identified.
January 2008
Field Paoli and its subconsultants assess the existing conditions of the Burgess Gym and Gymnastics Center. Additionally, the Sports Management Group conducts 4 focus group meetings to identify the needs, desires, and concerns of the gym and gymnastics facility users, staff, and neighboring residents.
Assessment Summary
December 11, 2007
The City Council awards a contract for performing a programming study and developing a conceptual design to Field Paoli Architects of San Francisco.
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2007
The City Council votes to proceed with the Burgess Gymnasium Expansion Project as the next major project to be undertaken using Measure T funds.
Staff Report | Meeting Minutes