The City of Seattle Parks & Recreation Department (City) requested our expertise to conduct a feasibility study for the Amy Yee Tennis Center (AYTC), which has served as the City’s only public indoor tennis facility for more than 4 decades. The design team developed and executed the study, providing recommendations for short and long-term maintenance, renovations and facility upgrades for the aging building. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the center for ADA compliance (indoor and outdoor) and review the building and building systems for safety, code compliance, longevity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
The project is moving forward on a multi-phase basis, consisting of 4 phases spread across 6 years. This phasing allows for several benefits. AYTC, which is income generating, can remain open with only short-term closures, specific upgrades can be accomplished without triggering infeasible code upgrades, and funding for the project can be procured over an extended period.