Burlingame Early Childhood Education Center

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Project Summary

The City of Aspen is developing a project on vacant City-owned property within the Burlingame Subdivision/Planned Development. The project includes a childcare center with appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces, multimodal circulation, and possible on-site employee housing. A design and engineering team has been selected to guide the design development and public process.

Outreach and Design Timeline

May – December 2022

Project Goals

The City aims to build and offer access to childcare with increased capacity on City-owned land. Stakeholder input, as well as the site’s features will inform any design solution.

Project Approach

Design and construct a childcare

Project Summary

The City of Aspen is developing a project on vacant City-owned property within the Burlingame Subdivision/Planned Development. The project includes a childcare center with appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces, multimodal circulation, and possible on-site employee housing. A design and engineering team has been selected to guide the design development and public process.

Outreach and Design Timeline

May – December 2022

Project Goals

The City aims to build and offer access to childcare with increased capacity on City-owned land. Stakeholder input, as well as the site’s features will inform any design solution.

Project Approach

Design and construct a childcare center that responds to neighborhood character and that of the greater Aspen community. The project should encourage multimodal access while minimizing potential vehicular impacts on the site and neighborhood. The building will be sustainable and energy-efficient (potentially net zero).

Project Site

Park Parcel C within the Burlingame Subdivision/PD is a 37,502-sq. ft. lot with street frontage along Harmony Road and Paepcke Road, which is currently is currently being improved as part of the Phase 3 construction of Burlingame. Two residential lots adjacent to Parcel C are also being considered for development as part of the overall site plan.

Potential building design details to include:

  • indoor space for up to seven, 600-sq. ft. classrooms
  • appropriate outdoor space
  • accessory spaces such as reception, offices, bathrooms, storage
  • HVAC and sound attenuation for quality indoor spaces

Site Circulation considerations:

  • one-way and pullout spots to accommodate parent drop-off and pick-up
  • multimodal site access for pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles
  • appropriate amounts of parking and emergency vehicle access

Traffic Impact Study

In response to traffic and parking concerns, a Level 2 Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) will be undertaken to inform the design of the project and ensure mitigation of the project’s potential impacts.

Community Outreach and input

Initial informational and outreach meetings will begin the first week in May before any design or planning begins. Additionally, there will be direct engagement of Burlingame subdivision residents, stakeholders and the greater Aspen community.

Project Team

Land+Shelter Architects, Alan Ford Architects, RDG Planning & Design, DHM Design, HydroSystems-KDI, Sopris Engineering, Group14 Engineering, PBC, Project Resource Studio, McDowell Engineering, Evolve Structural Design, Branch Pattern, Davis Horn Inc., Sturm Consulting

Estimated Cost

The city has earmarked funds for the design and entitlement of the project to construction documents. Cost estimates will be determined through the programming and design process.

Funding

Future funding to build the project will be developed through a strategic development plan to support the design and launch of the childcare facility.

Project History

Recognizing the unmet need within the community, the Aspen City Council has identified increasing childcare capacity as a critical council goal. To move this goal forward, the city issued a Request for Proposal for the development of a childcare facility and contracted with Land +Shelter Architects and associated firms, through a competitive bid process.

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  • The City of Aspen aims to build a childcare facility on City-owned land in the Burlingame subdivision. This project includes an early childhood education center with appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces, multimodal circulation, and possible on-site employee housing. 

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