Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: Enhance ADA Access at Four Buildings
Project Description (One Sentence): Install concrete walkways within the Annex and Annex Addition, and to connect southwest exit of jacobsen Interpretive Center and southeast exit of Annex Addition with Main walkway; remove and replace existing rconcrete ramp inside the Jacobsen Interpretive Center with an ADA-compliant ramp; and remove and replace concrete between the rails of the Restoration Shop track to create a surface that is level with adjoining floor.
Project Location: County: Carson City
Project Location: City: Carson City
Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
Agency (agency requesting project): Railroad Museum
Agency contact person: Frank Ackerman
Contact phone: 775-687-6953 ext. 223
Contact email:
At the Department level ranking of this project:
The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 4
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0969 0970 0971 9932
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: Floors within the Museum Annex and Annex Addition are dirt. This project would provide both visitors and museum staff with hard-surface access to the areas where the majority of the museum's collection of historic railroad cars is housed. Two exterior doors from existing buildings would be prvided with hard-surface walkways connecting them to the main pedestrian circulation route through the museum campus. InBetween the rails of the track in the Restoration Shop a shallow (6-inch deep) pit impedes circulation within the building. This concrete surface would be replaced with one at the same level as the rest of the floor. Approximately 17,000 SF of 4-inch concrete would be required. Additionally, an existing pedestrian ramp within the museum's main building would be replaced with one that fully meets ADA standards.
Project Justification: Lack of developed walkways in the Annex and Annex addition or from buildings to the main pedestrian circulation route is a potentially hazardous condition for all staff and visitors and does not meet ADA standards. The concrete pedestrian-ramp inside the Jacobsen Interpretive Center dates from the building's construction and does not meet current accessibility standards. The 6-inch deep pit between the rails in the Restoration Shop serves no purpose and prevents full access to the shop floor by employees or visitors with disabilities.
Project Background Information:
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced:
Year existing equipment was installed:
Manufacturer of existing equipment:
Model of existing equipment:
Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
Will this project require any hazardous material abatement? No
Ramifications if the Project is not Approved
(Short Essay): If the walkways requested in this project existed, guided tours could provide structured visitor access to the un-restored majority of the museum's collection and the opportunity to view restorations in progress in the Restoration Shop. Without this project such tours cannot be offered to people with disabilities, and present hazards to other visitors that, while surmountable, require constant vigilance on the part of employees conducting tours.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): With the addition of the two short, exterior walkways requested in this project, two museum buildings would each gain an additional AD-compliant fire exit through an existing doorway.
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 07/01/2014
What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Cost Estimate Section 
Preliminary Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land Cost (if land must be purchased):
2. Off-site construction cost:
3. On-site connection fees: 140000
4. Utility connection fees:
5. Water rights deeded:
6. Furniture, Fixture and equipment costs:
7. Specialty equipment costs
8. Data and network equipment costs:
9. Telephone equipment costs:
10. Moving costs:
11. Costs for renovation of vacated space:
12. Costs for correction of known deficiencies:
(describe deficiencies)
13. Costs of any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Costs of any hazardous material abatement:
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs:
16. Proposed funding of total project cost:
a. Agency:
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State 140000
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
Total: 140000
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
6. Is the site in a flood plane? No
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
12. Will any connection fees need to be paid? No
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred? Yes
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) Yes
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF:
Remodel/Renovation SF:
Addition SF
Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
5. Approximate quantity of staff to occupy facility:
6. Approximate number of visitors per day:
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project:
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