Kenmore Club 632 Kenmore Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia
632 Kenmore Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia
This facility began as a warehouse structure. The building, which had been converted into a church at some point in its history, was eventually acquired by the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. RACSB has made use of the building to provide a day program for chronically mentally ill adults called Kenmore Club and had two goals in mind for the renovations: Improve the exterior image of the building for the community, and rework the interior spaces to better serve the clients of Kenmore Club.
In meetings with the client, modest redesigns of the existing spaces were done to improve traffic flow and provide more functional spaces. Improvements were also outlined to upgrade the interior finishes and lighting to better serve the clients. The renovations include a new computer training area, renovated lounge/snack bar, renovated offices, additional file storage space and new flooring in the Community Room.
Exterior improvements were somewhat limited due to existing zoning setback restraints. A redesigned entrance foyer presents a more open entrance to the street. Reconfigured front windows break up the existing bare wall and provide a friendlier face to the neighborhood. Additional cosmetic work, including a standing seam metal roof, replacement windows and doors, and exterior finish system, further dress up the exterior.