On October 7, 2014, General Services recommended City Council to approve property acquisition of the Main Street site. City Council approved land purchases contingent on further soil investigation needed to define anticipated costs of managing contaminated soils during construction. Property acquisition was finalized after completion of the due diligence phase and the City has purchased 4.439 acres from GWC Properties, (formerly known as "Carpenter Chevrolet") and .084 acres from WT Wilkerson, (known as "Not Just Wingz").
Many of the businesses located at the Main Street site will continue operating through the end of December 2015.
Requests For Qualifications (RFQs)
As part of the planning phase, the City advertised requests for qualifications for Professional Services for Design and Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). After completing the RFQ process, O'Brien Atkins Associates, P.A. (O'Brien Atkins) was determined to be the top ranked Architecture firm and Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. (Lend Lease) was determined to be the top ranked CMAR firm.
Contract and fee negotiations are complete, City Council approved both contracts on March 2, 2015. Contract execution by the City Manager is complete. Design and pre-construction services began in early April 2015.