Kraus-Anderson to renovate the Jewish Community Center in St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 2017) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has been selected to renovate the St. Paul Jewish Community Center (JCC), which has served the St. Paul community since 1930, and in its present location since 1964. Located at 1375 St. Paul Ave., the 38,000-square-foot renovation and addition will be performed in phases so the facility will remain open during construction.
KA has a long history of construction services with the JCC. KA built a day care addition in 1991, an addition/remodel in 1992 and a roof replacement in 1996.
KA has been performing preconstruction services on the project and will begin construction this month. The renovation and addition is designed by Lawal Scott Erickson (LSE)Architects of Minneapolis.
Project highlights, which will add abundant glass to the building, will feature:
Aquatics Center – complete redesign and modernization of the aquatics facilities, which includes a 25-yard shallow depth indoor lap pool, indoor family recreational pool, and whirlpool.
Fitness Facilities, Locker Rooms and Pro Shop – complete reconstruction of locker rooms and fitness spaces.
Auditorium/Theater- new, flexible auditorium space with sound, lighting and audio/visual upgrades.
Common Areas – new exterior drop-off plaza, two-story entryway, central lobby, welcome desk and registration facilities, multi-purpose large event space, and coffee bar/lounge.
The St. Paul JCC (https://www.stpauljcc.org/) is a place where individuals, families and communities come together for Jewish culture, child care, fitness and socializing in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Its 7,000 members come from a diversity of faiths, ethnicities, lifestyles and backgrounds. The JCC provides thousands of programs, classes and events, including early childhood education, Jewish culture, swimming lessons, cooking, yoga, dance, Spanish and sports.