Northside Aztlan Community Center

Northside Aztlan Community Center


Project Description

The center’s design highlights a blend of the traditional materials and forms of Old Town Ft. Collins with a contemporary interpretation of nearby factory and mill architecture.

Construction was phased so that an original 15,000-square-foot recreation facility on the site could remain open to the public. Built on what was the parking lot of the original building, the new center triples the size of the former facility and is expected to be a key component of a new culture and arts district for the city. Amenities include a three-court gymnasium, an elevated track, locker rooms, a fitness center, two activity rooms, a lounge, a computer lab, a kitchen, four classrooms, a three-section multiuse room, offices, reception entry and storage.

Situated within a 13-acre former landfill, the facility has been LEED Gold-certified. One of the brownfields requirements was to minimize disturbance of the landfill. The facility was raised three to four feet above the landfill with an active fume-mitigation system underneath it. The building sits on 300 helical piers in the bedrock to eliminate the need to remove landfill materials that would have been dredged up by the use of traditional structural footings.

Project Details

Architect: Aller
Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs; Denver, Colo.
Construction Cost: $7.5 million
Square Feet: 48,739
Occupancy: November 2007

Badminton: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Vantage Products International Inc.

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.

Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac

Exercise Balls: Gopher Sport

Floor Covers: M. Putterman & Co. LLC

Free Weight Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Free Weight Equipment: Abcore Fitness Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company

Stair Climbers: Biodex Medical Systems Inc.

Stair Climbers: StairMaster Health & Fitness Products Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Star Trac

Stationary Bikes: Expresso Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Gopher Sport

Strength Equipment: Star Trac

Treadmills: Star Trac

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Promats Athletics