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Shelter Kitchen Additions

Status

Completed

Update September 14, 2021: American Liberty Construction was awarded the Park Building and Shelter Kitchen Additions bid in the amount of $1,254,000. Construction began in September 2020. The park building additions are substantially complete. A few punch list items remain, but the buildings are in use and almost complete.

The prefabricated concrete Shelter Kitchen buildings at River and Central Park have been installed and are in use during shelter rentals.  

Update April 8, 2021: American Liberty Construction was awarded the Park Building and Shelter Kitchen Additions bid in the amount of $1,254,000. Construction began in September 2020. The exterior construction is nearly complete. Mechanical and utility work are complete, and work has started on the interior building finishes. The park building additions are expected to be complete in mid-May. 

The prefabricated concrete Shelter Kitchen buildings at River and Central Park were installed on Friday December 18th.  The plumbing connections will be completed this Spring and the kitchens will be available for rent when using the shelter starting May 28.

Update December 29, 2020: The prefabricated concrete Shelter Kitchen buildings at River and Central Park were installed on Friday December 18th. The plumbing connections need to be completed this Spring and the kitchens will be available for rent when using the shelter.

Central Park Kitchen
River Park Kitchen

Update November 23, 2020: Work has started on the park building additions at Willowstone and Northwoods Park. The walls are up on both buildings. Precast ceilings are expected to be installed the last week of November.  

Update Oct 28, 2020: American Liberty Construction was awarded the Park Building and Shelter Kitchen Additions bid in the amount of $1,254,000. During plan review, it was determined that the Northwoods building will need a sprinkler system due to its proximity to the storage building for the wheelchair softball field and the inclusive playground. Work has started on the park building additions at Willowstone and Northwoods Park. The footings have been formed and poured for each building addition. It is expected that the buildings will be out of the ground before the first of November.

Staff and LHB continue to work with CXT to finalize the design of the prefabricated kitchen buildings being installed at Central and River Park. The goal is to have both buildings installed by December 1, 2020.

Update September 22, 2020: Staff has been working with LHB on the development of the construction documents for the park building additions and site improvements install prefabricated kitchens at Central and River Park. The kitchen site work and park building additions was released for public bidding on June 11, 2020. A total of five bids were received on July 10, 2020. Staff proceeded to review proposals, interview contractors who submitted proposals. American Liberty Construction (ALC) was identified as the apparent Best Value contractor. Staff worked with ALC in the clarification stage to be sure any concerns or ideas for value added items were identified.  The project was awarded to American Liberty Construction at the August 17th City Council meeting in the amount of $1,254,000. Construction is expected to begin in September 2020.

Start date

Fall 2020

End date

Spring 2021

Overview

The 2017 Park System Plan indicated the community desire to add catering style kitchens to the large shelters at River and Central parks. The kitchens will include stainless steel counters, sinks with disposals and refrigerator space. The kitchens will be available for use with shelter rental.

Funding source

The master planning and design development are being funded through the $26 million Park Bond Referendum that voters approved in November 2018.