Map to the Vision
Be an Attractive Center
To have an attractive center, we have to consult with contractors, city officials, and other members of the community to help us to repair, renovate and restore our building so that it is a structure we are all proud to call our own.
Be Appropriately Funded
To be appropriately funded, the Center needs to generate revenue of approximately $150,000 per year from fees, donations, corporate sponsorships, and tax support from the city and village.
Be Adequately Staffed
To be adequately staffed, the Center needs the equivalent of a full time director and a cadre of volunteers to help maintain and publicize the Center, raise funds, plan events, and expand and strengthen programs.
Be Fully Utilized
To be an integral part of the lives of community members, the Center needs to provide, coordinate, encourage or facilitate activities which promote full utilization of the Center.
Serve the Community
To serve community members, the Center will serve preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school children, as well as adults of all ages.
Phase 1: Renew the Logemann Building
This is the first stage of the implementation of our strategic plan. The purpose of this step is to renew our building after 22 years of utilization by the community. Originally, the Logemann Community Center building was built by stitching together the old police and fire station buildings. Thanks to a generous foundational endowment by Ottomar Logemann, the work was done to turn the old building into a thriving community center. And thanks to a commitment from the city of Mequon and the village of Thiensville, we have been able to continue functioning in the building we are in, which is still structurally sound. But now, the Logemann Center is exploring the options we have to renovate the building in its current spot and in its current foundation. Our goal is to address certain aspects of the center in a phased approach to begin meeting the needs of our present community. This crucial first step will enable us to proceed to the rest of our vision. And here is what we have so far:
John Nelson and Leona Knoblach
The following renderings are plans drawn by business owners John Nelson and Leona Knoblach of Knoblach Nelson Architects LLC. This work was done as a donation to the Logemann Community Center, and we thank them very much for that. Our first project is the upper level of the center, and is shown below as the first proposal.
This floor plan shows a larger main hall space, which is our largest rental space. The idea is to optimize our main rental space so that our renters can enjoy a better experience for their parties, receptions, or meetings. Ultimately, the increase in use of our space that will result from these renovations will allow us to appropriately fund our operations, and enable us to provide programs that our whole community will benefit from. Here are some of the other features we are looking at adding:
In this graphic, you can see an example of the type of sliding doors you can find in the above floor plan. These sliding doors will enable us to subdivide the main hall space to accomodate more people at once. This will allow the Logemann to be more responsive to the needs of the community, and provide a rental space that is appropriate for their unique events.
New Flooring and Acoustical Ceiling Tiles
One of the changes we are most excited about is a new floor. The tiles we have in our current space have served the Logemann well, and yet know they are showing signs of aging, and are increasingly harder to clean. We are looking into options for vinyl sheet flooring, which will give us a refreshed look and also a durable finish we need for this area of heavy use.
Acoustical Clouds and Ceiling tiles is another complementary enhancement we are considering. We hope that these ceilings will capture sound do we have more control over the sound of all that goes on at the Logemann. So when we subdivide the space, we can be assured that each space has the privacy and sound control that is needed.
It is important to note that these changes are proposals, and are still in the making. We will be updating this page as we progress through these phases, so check back with us often as we continue to work through this process. This first step of renewing our center in one way or another will help us survive and thrive for many years to come, and will allow us to continue serving the Mequon-Thiensville community. For reasons why to support us, click here to see our programs.