Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

AppID7247a
I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City, Visitor's Center
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Build a new visitor center to include a ticket counter, museum store, with some space for interpretive exhibits. Reference project 5012 from 2015 CIP.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Boulder City
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Railroad Museum
7. Agency contact person: Randy Hees
8. Contact phone: 702 486 5952
9. Contact email: rhees@nevadaculture.org
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., 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
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings)
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned?
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City has demonstrated significant year-over-year growth since opening just over a decade ago. The museum lacks a central visitor contact facility to provide core visitor services such as ticketing, retail sales, a waiting area, restrooms and interpretive space. When the I-11 phase 1 is completed the museum will be able to offer new experiences and a lengthened train ride. Demand will continue to grow in this market of roughly 2.5 million residents and a visitor volume over 40 million per year. There is no competition for this experience in the regional southern Nevada market. This facility, at 4,000s.f. will provide a cohesive and improved experience for the visitor.
17. Project Justification: The railroad museum currently has no visitor center, or air-conditioned indoor space for visitors. The current gift shop and ticket office buildings are each less than 200 sf. We currently serve more than 40,000 guest per year, with visitor growth of 6% this year. The project would place staff at the museum site, and would allow us to charge an admission fee, producing a new revenue stream.
18. Project Background Information: The museum, in collaboration with the City of Boulder City and the City of Henderson, plans to dramatically alter and improve the visitor experience. The museum has grown to be a significant attraction in Boulder City and is a key to economic vitality now and especially when the traffic patterns change as I-11 is completed.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay):
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay):
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 9/30/2018
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? The completion of the I-11 Phase 1 construction, scheduled for late 2017 or early 2018 will alter the visitor traffic in Boulder City. The museum is seen as an anchor to future economic development efforts.
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development:
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 3,000,000
NOTE: COSTS FOR EXTENDED LEASE AGREEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR OPERATING BUDGET
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 1,500,000
39d. Other/Donor 1,500,000
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 3,000,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? Yes
43. Are utilities available to site? No
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Yes
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Yes
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF: 4,000
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF: 4,000
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 5
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 500
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 30
66. 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: Visitor waiting area, retail space, restrooms, offices and interpretive space.

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