Biltmore Hills Park Improvements and Southeast Raleigh Tennis Center
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
- HagerSmith Design, PA
The design and permitting is complete for the Biltmore Hills Community Center upgrades. Construction is postponed until September 2019. Construction is estimated to last five months and the community center will be closed during construction.
The project includes installing a heating and cooling system in the gymnasium and renovations to the locker rooms, bathrooms, reception area, kitchen, and parking lot. Additional improvements include new flooring, repainting, security, and front entry way.
Planned improvements to Biltmore Hills Community Park include upgrades to the existing community center, as well as a tennis center expansion called the Southeast Raleigh Tennis Center. The community center upgrades include the installation of a heating and air condtioning sytem for the gym, ADA improvements, and enhancements to the front entry and reception area.
Recognizing the lack of tennis courts in Southeast Raleigh, local tennis enthusiasts began advocating for expanded tennis opportunities to promote local, state and regional play. These efforts led the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultral Resources Department to study potential opportunities that utilized City-owned property. On April 17, 2012 the Raleigh City Council approved the Southeast Raleigh Tennis Center Project. The original location for the project became unsuitable.
Biltmore Hills Community Park was selected to keep the effort advancing based on the established tennis program at the park which includes our long standing support of the Ebony Racquet Club. The core mission of the tennis center expansion is to provide the continually expanding City of Raleigh tennis community with additional space for city league play, drop-in play and instructional opportunities with the potential to be a destination location for tournament play.
A building with approximately 1,000 square feet of office space will be planned for tennis related programming and operation, as well as adding eight new tennis courts to the existing eight court complex. The Office of Raleigh Arts is coordinating the inclusion of public art into the project and allocated $40,000 as part of the One percent for Public Art Program.
|March 2017||HagerSmith Design, PA under contract|
|Summer 2017||Public Engagement|
|September 2017||Concept Study Phase|
|November 16, 2017||Public Review of Concept Study Phase|
|December 2017||Complete Concept Study|
|December 2017 – January 2019||Schematic Design|
|August 21, 2018||Public Meeting Schematic Design Presentation|
|November 2018||PRGAB Schematic Design Presentation|
|December 2018||City Council Schematic Design Presentation|
|Spring 2019 - Winter 2019||Final Design and Permitting|
|Spring 2019 - Spring 2020||Bidding and Construction|
The schematic design for the Tennis Expansion project was completed and presented at a public meeting on August 21. At schematic design the project includes 8 new tennis courts, a renovated parking lot, and improved connections to existing courts. The project will be presented to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board at the November meeting. Lastly, the Raleigh Office of Public Art wants to hear your feedback on an art concept for Biltmore Hills Park! Follow this link for more information.