October 2006 - Winter 2008
Building construction phase
Visitor Center Opens
Site clearing and utilities
Demolition of old buildings begins
After an extensive design phase, which involved many members
of the Council heard the request to approve the conceptual
design of Two Waters and appropriate funds for its construction.
SmithGroup Architects hired to design the new Administration
Building and Council Chambers. In September, Council appropriated
$17.5 million for construction of the new facility, with the
remaining funds to be funded in FY 2007.
Council approved the Tribal Campus Master Plan Option 6. This
designated a new Tribal Government Complex on the northwest
corner of the existing Administration campus. That plan identified
a 120,000 square foot three-story building for Administration
and Development Services and an 8,000 square foot Council
Police Investigations, TANF, Community Relations, Youth Services,
Fitness Center, Human Resources, Behavioral Health, Self Governance,
Budgets & Records and Contracts and Grants were designated
to move into the new Community Service Center. That move vacated
several buildings on the project site for the two waters site
as well as other locations on the Government campus.
Decision was made to construct a temporary facility directly
to the east of the Administration. It became the site for
a new Community Service Center.
Council directed staff to plan the new Tribal Government Complex
on the site of the existing campus at Longmore Road and Osborn
Road. In preparation for the new complex, in June, Public
Works completed demolition of the Economic Development/Social
Council appropriated $3.7 million to begin designing the new
complex for the 92nd Street and Osborn location. The intent
was to build two Chaparral Business Park, three-story buildings
on that site. In preparation for the move to a new building,
in October of 2002, Public Works completed the demolition
of the old Human Resources building and the old Council Chambers,
both in need of replacement. Without a permanent Council Chambers,
Council meetings were held in alternate locations.
The Community initiated a site study which considered six
possible locations. These included 92nd Street and Osborn
Road; Canalside Subdivision Area; the existing tribal government
complex area; Dobson Road and Chaparral Road; the Northeast
Corner of Longmore Road and McDowell Road, and a potential
site at Alma School Road and McKellips Road.
The architectural firm of CornoyerHedrick was contracted to
develop a master plan for a Tribal Government Complex.