Ripon can add shade structure to senior entrance


Plans for the Ripon Senior Center call for an outdoor dining area at the southeast corner of the existing facility.

A significant component of this rehabilitation project is the shade structure for the estimated 1,300 square foot space at the southeast corner of the existing facility at 433 S. Wilma Ave.

On Tuesday, Ripon City Council will seek to move forward in approving the purchase of a Landmark Shade Shelter through Park Planet.

“For the past few years, the City of Ripon has allocated our annual Community Development Block Grant allocation towards improving the facade of the seniors’ center,” planning director Ken Zuidervaart said in his report. staff for the 6 p.m. public meeting in the Council Chamber, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

The cost is $34,677 to be paid entirely by CDBG., which is one of the oldest programs of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

According to the staff report, the proposed shade structure will also include light fixtures and ceiling fans along with a surrounding stucco privacy wall.

Existing landscaping in the project area would be removed.

A new door opening will be converted from the existing windows from inside the facility to provide access to the newly constructed outdoor dining area.

Additional amenities would include re-landscape of the entire front and side of the Ripon Senior Center as well as rehabilitation and updating of the front facade of the building, modification of the existing parapet roof, removal of veneer of the existing stone of the front part of the office while replacing them with wood plank cladding.

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