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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: December 4, 2017 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Justin Readman, Interim Executive Director, <br />Infrastructure Services <br />519-741-2600 X7646 <br />PREPARED BY: Lynda Stewart - Interim Director, Facilities Management <br />519-741-2600 X4215 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All Wards <br />DATE OF REPORT: November 14, 2017 <br />REPORT NO.: INS-17-076 <br />SUBJECT: City Hall Outdoor Spaces Functional Design <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the functional design for City Hall outdoor spaces as outlined in INS -17-076 <br />be endorsed <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In September 2016, Council considered report INS-16-066 City Hall Outdoor Spaces <br />Master Plan which outlined the existing conditions, patterns of use and the preferred <br />vision for the redevelopment of Carl Zehr Square and the Duke Street gardens. <br />When Kitchener City Hall was built, exterior spaces were included in the design and <br />were intended to be community gathering spots, allowing for a variety of events and <br />activities to occur, and they have lived up to their original design intent. However, after <br />24years, infrastructure elements are nearing the end of their serviceable life and are <br />showing significant signs of wear and deterioration. <br />The following issues were identified in the master plan: <br />An engineering report identified cracks and leaking of salt and water into the ceiling of <br />the parking garage which increases the costs of garage repairs the longer rehabilitation <br />work is deferred. The waterproof membrane must be replaced to rectify this situation. <br />The physical design of site features, including the stage, fountain, stairs, ramps and <br />damage to the paving surface present significant accessibility issues. <br />The drainage infrastructure, particularly the trench drains, is in poor condition. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />6 - 1 <br />