Shepherd Park Community Center Update (June 2020)

DC Department of Parks and Recreation project manager Brent Sisco shared the following update on the Shepherd Park Community Center on Monday. 

Hello Shepherd Park Community!

Attached is the June construction update for the Shepherd Park project.  We hope that you find these updates informative and that each of you is doing well and in good health.  Please note that each update will also be added to the project website after e-mail distribution:

Project Overview

Shepherd Park Community Center project includes the addition of a new community center attached to the existing Shepherd Elementary School to include:

  • a new cafeteria/cooking kitchen
  • multipurpose dining room
  • gymnasium
  • fitness center
  • office
  • restrooms for both elementary students and adults

New amenities will be used by students during the day with community usage after school hours.

Shepherd Park Community Center front

What Happened In May

  • Completion of concrete slab installation
  • Installation of exterior insulated metal panels and roofing membrane began
  • Completion of metal decking over gymnasium and 90% completion over the entire structure
  • Continued installation of underground utilities and rough-in of conduit
  • Completion of framing at the gymnasium
  • Continued third party inspections throughout new construction
  • Abatement of existing school multipurpose room and kitchen began

Shepherd Park Community Center interior

What to Expect in June

  • Installation of the interior wall framing and electrical wiring
  • Continued installation of the roofing along with the setting of the mechanical units on the roof
  • Continued installation of insulated exterior metal panel system on new facility
  • Continued installation of exterior wall framing
  • Continued demolition of the existing school kitchen and mechanical and plumbing preparation for the new  kitchen

Did you know?

The exterior facade of the new Shepherd Park Community Center will be clad with a product called “Swisspearl”, which is a fiber cement panel system made from regenerative raw materials and colored with a pigmented acrylic top finish.  “Swisspearl” is completely non-combustible, rot, and impact resistant. Its exterior thermal insulation properties keep the entire building structure at a constant temperature, reducing the loss of energy and allowing excess heat to excess.



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