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  Capitol Park Community Center, Page 42Capitol Park Community Center

510 Glenwood Avenue, #201, Raleigh, NC 27603

Raleigh, North Carolina
Total Square Feet: 12,000
Construction Period: Sep 2002 to Mar 2003 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Morrison Engineers - 619 Oberlin Road, #200, Raleigh, NC 27605
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: McDonald-York, Inc. - 801 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Bass Nixon & Kennedy - 6310 Chapel Hill Road, #250, Raleigh, NC 27607
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: JDavis Architects - 510 Glenwood Avenue, #201, Raleigh, NC 27603

The Capitol Park Community Center is a focal point of the Hope VI neighborhood of Capitol Park in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Hope VI is a federal grant program administrated by HUD designed to replace "worn-out" public housing projects with neighborhoods that are less dense, more pedestrian-friendly and comprised of both market-rate and affordable housing. The Raleigh Housing Authority was awarded a thirty million dollar grant to demolish derelict Halifax Court, built in 1947, relocate its residents and construct a new revitalized community.

JDavis Architects was the Architect, Landscape Architect and Master Planner for Capitol Park. JDavis designed a mixed-use neighborhood of multiple housing types including a senior facility, a daycare center, offices with the Community Center and a wooded Park as the centerpiece.

The Community Center is an extension of the Park and serves as a gathering place for community events with a large Multipurpose Room, Kitchen and a Porch/Terrace for outdoor activities. The Center also has a Children's Learning Center, Administrative Offices and a Conference Space available for the use of residents.

The Community Center is a one story structure with significant basement storage. With a pitched standing seam metal roof, a skin of both brick and concrete masonry and commercial aluminum windows, the Center was designed to have the "presence" of a public building with a residential scale. The structure is steel frame with wood roof trusses. Basement and foundation walls are cast-in-place concrete and all walls above grade are masonry veneer on metal stud framing.

The Capitol Park Community Center is an open, inviting structure with a public elevation and entrance facing both the Neighborhood Park and a Drop-Off/Parking area. Since the Center was completed, it has served as an ideal venue for community parties, meetings, celebrations and events.

DIV 07:
Metal Roofing: Berridge.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts: YKK-AP America. 

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