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RAC design and floor plan set
City of Forks attorney/planner Rod Fleck recently updated the Chamber of Commerce on the RAC rebuild.
According to Fleck the design and floor plan are set.
Fleck described some of the added interior features of the building that will incorporate wood in various ways. In addition to a wood floor, there will be a "wood grain" paneling that will be created from wood scraps and will incorporate volunteer activity in its creation.
The double doors that open up on the performing/multi-purpose room also will be some type of wood with a saw blade effect at the bottom. The concept for the door handles is also hoping to incorporate some type of timber industry tool or item as the pulls.
The UW School of Urban Design also will be called upon again to work on sound reflection/absorption requirements. Fleck describes the new building as being "more usable" than the one it replaces and will that it will be fully wired for sound and lighting, but will lack the storage the old building had.
Seven companies bid on the project and Monday night the city council reviewed the bids and authorized Mayor Monohon to award the contract to the most eligible bidder after a few minor details are worked out, which should be sometime next week.
The official groundbreaking ceremony will be during Rainfest on April 19 at around noon at the site and if all goes smoothly during the construction faze the grand opening of the building will be during Rainfest 2015.