Booker T. Anderson Community Center Restoration

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The Booker T. Anderson Community Center was constructed in 1971-1972 at the Booker T. Anderson Park located at 960 South 47th Street in Richmond, California. Since initial construction, the community center has seen only minor interior finish upgrades, building repairs, and equipment replacement. No major renovations or building additions have been performed.

In November 2020, the community center experienced a significant fire. Approximately 3,800 square feet of the building sustained fire, water, and smoke damage requiring temporary shoring of structural members and the removal of all interior building finishes. An additional 2,200 square feet suffered significant smoke damage requiring the removal of most interior building finishes.

The scope of work required is to repair and reconstruct the damaged portions of the community center using similar building materials and finishes as originally constructed to the greatest extent possible. In the process of performing the required work, all areas requiring reconstruction shall comply with current 2019 California Building Code requirements.

Reconstruction shall require replacement of structural beams and decking, roof coverings, exterior and interior wall finishes, floor and ceiling finishes, interior and exterior doors and frames, interior and exterior windows, casework and wood trim, roof-mounted HVAC units, ductwork, plumbing fixtures, as well as electrical fixtures, conduit and wire.

In performing the reconstruction work, one restroom core and one kitchen will be completely renovated to meet accessibility requirements of the 2019 California Building Code. An accessible path of travel throughout the community center as well as interior accessibility signage shall also be incorporated into the scope of work as required by the 2019 California Building Code.