|One of a set of documents generated by this committee.
There are also plans, available if desired. This series of meetings was terminated
without yielding any "product" such as a planning document. The effective
outcome was the decision by Jack McLaughlin to pursue another bond in order
to finance the rehab of the Old Gym. The AA bond campaign got rolling with
a meeting of McLaughlin's "cabinet" and a couple of citizens on November
Notes #1 From
the 1999 BHS South Campus Site Committee
South Campus Site Committee
FROM: Kerry O'Banion,
SUBJECT: Workshop #1
MEETING DATE: 3/31/99
LOCATION: Berkeley HS
ATTENDING: Theresa Saunders - Principal, Mia
Gittlen - Youth Commission, Mary Lee Carey - Physical Education, Fred
Dunn-Ruiz - Vice Principal, Lloyd Lee - Parent/Community, Judson Owens -
Campus Facilities, Ted Schultz - School Board, Terry Bloomsburgh - PTA, Susan
Ryan - Custodial, Lew Jones - District Facilities, Joe Martin - Athletic
Director, David Hruka - ELS Architect
Kerry O'Banion of ELS presented an overview of the existing campus and
the new Milvia St. buildings now in design, and described the scope and sequence
of the South Campus Master Plan (exhibit A - not included here). He also
presented the results of several workshops with the Pool Users' Group: a
set of improvement options for the pools facility (exhibit B - not included
here.) These options represent the goals of one stakeholder group, and were
developed with the understanding the final master plan would represent a
consensus of all stakeholders.
Kerry then explained the purpose of this first workshop was to "brainstorm"
with the group about problems, potentials, and umet needs in the south campus,
and invited the group to contribute their ideas.
- Disabled and other adult pool users need own locker rooms, separate
- Need to isolate outside non-student users - own water, rest rooms,
locker rooms, storage.
- Access to Old Gym from Milvia is a security problem.
- Need to cross Milvia to get to tennis courts is a safety and security
- Passage between Old Gym and Donahue is threatening.
- PE needs as much activity space as possible, esp. on rainy days.
- Afro-haitian dance 5 periods a day - too noisy to be in new bldg,
must remain in Old Gym.
- Badminton, pingpong could have permanent home in Old Gym.
- Adaptive PE also housed in Old Gym, need permanent home.
- Handball courts used 2 periods/day for a 4 week period.
- Softwball field is too small - should have 200' foul lines.
- New field house to accommodate team rooms is a fundraising goal.
- Athletics needs: about 320 lockes fall, about 400 lockers spring -
plus about 1200 sf athletics storage.
- Remove west bleachers - widen track from 6 to 9 lanes - use balance
of space for team storage, concessions
- Build new bleachers on east side of field with home and visitor team
rooms below - team rooms should be unisex - need separate entry/exits for
home & visitors.
- Incorporate ticket booth into new bleachers - design site for crowd
- Build athletics offices, mtg rooms, community rooms on site of handball
- Need to confine visitors so they don't roam campus
- BB courts - 3 levels each gender require 6 courts for simultaneous
practices - Donahue has two x-courts but not large enough for true practices.
- See existing athletics concept plan - developed with superintendent.
- Master plan should be comprehensive - should cover entire fuding need
including repair & routine replacement.
- Need durable, easily maintained materials.
- Include adequate janitors' closets, trash provisions
- Include adequate floor draings in new/rennovated spaces.
- New bldgs will eliminate power house maintenance room - shop, tool
& parts storage.
- Custodians would like new room/garden shed under bleachers.
- Need at least 220-250 parking spaces - to accommodate 75% of staff
- Investigate diagonal curbside parking along Channing
- Double-deck tennis courts and/or softball field - parking below with
activity space above
- Contact City re: traffic management plan
- Retain fire access into campus from Channing
- Need more classrooms - goal is one classroom per teacher FTE - also
should plan for future growth of BHS campus.
- Increase of about 20 classrooms a reasonable goal -includes 5 in new
Milvia St. buildings plus conversion of old library to classrooms.
- Is the Old Gym worth saving?
- Move handball courts into Old Gym?
- Make 3 levels in Old Gym?
- Remove south pool or some portion of Old Gym to expand softball field?
Kerry explained the next step in the process would be to conduct 4-6 interviews
or focus groups to gain a more in-depth understanding of the needs of key
stakeholder groups. The pool users' focus group has already been conducted.
Other potential subjects suggested by the Committee include:
(Note that minutes from several of these focus groups are available; can
be posted on request.)
|Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assn
||Neighborhood Assn (MAGMA - Mia to contact)
|Student Groups (Theresa to suggest)
||Student teams (Theresa/Joe to suggest)
|City of Berkeley (Michael Caplan for traffic)
|Facility permit users (youth leagues, etc)
Information procurement by
Citizens' Contruction Advisory Committee