Animal Care Facility Project

Date of Record: 2008-01-08



This project will replace the former Animal Care Facility on Sixth Street which was demolished to make way for the new Senior Housing Development Project.  The City Council direction is for the new facility to maintain the present level of service but also add additional program space for examinations, grooming, and separate adoption and quarantine rooms.  The City and the Pacific Animal Welfare Society of Coronado (PAWS) entered into a joint funding agreement with PAWS donating up to $800,000 for construction.  PAWS is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to facilitate the adoption of homeless animals from the Coronado Animal Care Facility.

The plans call for the building to be located at the former Engineering Department trailer site at 1395 First Street.  Plans have been developed for an approximately 3,400 square foot one-story building with eight on-site parking spaces and landscaping to enhance the building and soften the views along First Street.  Plans have been accepted by the City Council.  The Council also directed the building to be LEED* Silver Certified.  The plans were also approved by the Design Review Commission and Coastal Commission.  It is anticipate that construction will start in fall 2008.

*LEED is a voluntary rating program with the goal to assess the environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building's life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a "green building." According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED was created for the following reasons:

  1. Facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial return.
  2. Define "green" by providing a standard for measurement.
  3. Prevent "green washing" (false or exaggerated claims).
  4. Promote whole-building, integrated design process.

Using the LEED grading system a project is credited with up to 65 points divided into five environmental impact areas:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

There are four levels of LEED certification: Certification, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In order to obtain a LEED certification (the minimum level) 26 points must be achieved; for Silver 33 points, Gold 39, and Platinum 52.

Updated 6/04/08