What are they building in that huge area in between Mallard Creek Ch. and John Kirk? I drive by there almost daily and I haven’t seen any signs describing the construction site. I know they’ve been working since before the spring semester ended to install new sidewalks along side John Kirk but this is something else all together.
edit: never mind… I think I may have answered my own question. That’ll be the location for the new rec fields correct?
[font=Arial][size=15px]The project will provide an outdoor student recreational facilities on a 24-acre site on the north side of campus. Located at the southeast intersection of John Kirk Drive and Mallard Creek Church Road, the project would construct a multi-field, multi-use facility that will include field lighting, a 1,600 square foot restroom/storage building, a 215-space parking area serving the fields, central campus, and a shuttle stop.[/size][/font]
I read elsewhere, can’t find a link, that it’s going to have artificial turf too.[/size][size=1pt][/size][size=15px]
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This request is for the construction of a new multi-field, multi-use facility for student recreation. The facility will include field lighting, a restroom and storage building, and a 215-space parking area.
May 2009 Woolpert has received comments from both the State Construction Office and the Department of Insurance for the schematic design/design development plans. Woolpert is working on the construction documents. Project is approximately two months behind schedule.
September 2009 Advertised to prequalify acceptable contractors. Currently evaluating 35 qualification packages. Bidding to take place late September. Designer is working to finalize the bid package.
November 2009 Staff pre-qualified eight firms. A pre-bid meeting on site is to be conducted in mid-November with bids to be received on December 3. The project is now eight months behind schedule primarily due the designer not maintaining acceptable progress. Staff has apprised Woolpert, Inc. of their shortfall.
December 2009 Prequalified bid packages were opened on December 3. The apparent low bidder is Shelco Construction with a total bid (including all the alternates) of $2.9M out of an estimated $3.5M construction cost. The alternates, which were accepted due to favorable bids, include field lighting and sod for the fields (allowing the fields to be playable by Fall 2010).
March 2010 Construction contract with Shelco has been executed. The preconstruction meeting and notice to proceed will occur on March 10, 2010, with construction starting shortly thereafter. We expect an eleven month construction schedule.
April 2010 Construction has begun with most of the clearing and erosion control completed. Some unexpected site conditions (unsuitable soils, old barn foundation and miscellaneous concrete) have been found on-site. Contractor is expecting to have work completed late Fall 2010. Modification of the playing surface from natural turf to artificial is under design. Construction is on schedule.