- Park Projects
March 1, 2021 - The Council authorized the exploration of selecting a consultant to facilitate the planning process for the concession building and to appoint a PAC and as needed advisors to the PAC for the concession building project.
March 1, 2021 City Council Memo
April 5, 2021 - The Council approved the contract with Bruce Chamberlain to facilitate the planning process for the concession building. The contract was approved at a cost not-to-exceed $25,000.
April 5, 2022 City Council Memo
August 16, 2021 - The Council approved the schematic design for the concession building/plaza and authorized the PAC to proceed to the design development phase with an estimated project budget of $3.21 million.
August 16, 2021 City Council Memo
October 4, 2021 - The Council approved VJAA's letter to proceed at a cost of $237,600 that is based on and within a total project budget of $3,216,404 for the concession building, surrounding site, utilities, furnishings, and stormwater infrastructure.
October 4, 2021 City Council Memo
January 3, 2022 - The Council approved the design development plans for the concession building/plaza and authorized the PAC to proceed with the preparation of construction drawings and direction as provided to staff.
January 3, 2022 City Council Memo
January 18, 2022 - The Council authorized the Mayor and City Manager to execute the Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with Gardener Builders.
January 18, 2022 City Council Memo
February 7, 2022 - The Council provided direction on the final design items and gave feedback on the comprehensive financial view of future projects in The Commons.
February 7, 2022 City Council Memo
February 22, 2022 - The Council reviewed the recommendation report on The Commons concession building proposal.
February 22, 2022 City Council Memo
June 6, 2022- Site coordination visits, installation of fencing, and storm water protection will be installed in the next couple of weeks with utility disconnects and building demolition to follow.
June 20, 2022- The installation of the construction fencing was completed last week along with temporary electrical connections for the ballfield lighting and irrigation. Installation of storm water protection is to occur this week along with demolition of the existing structure. Below slab utilities, grading, and concrete work will begin over the course of the next few weeks.
July 18, 2022 -The existing structure was demolished and removed. Utilities were installed under the structural slab. Structural slab rough grading was completed. Static testing and helical pier installation was completed. The grid lines within the project were surveyed and staked.
August 1, 2022- Rerouted sprinkler mains for the structural slab installation. Drilled and poured the sono-tube footings for the retaining wall and finalized the shop plans for the radius metal face. The project team has also been focusing on the submittals, lead times, and coordination of the build sequence.
August 15, 2022- The project management team has informed us that they are intending to remobilize on next Monday the 22nd. The state is currently reviewing plumbing permits submitted on June 23rd so Gardner is expecting for them to review our plans around the first week of September. The contractor will not be able to complete any of the underground plumbing work until the state has completed their review.
September 6, 2022- Gardner Construction provided an update on the project and the timeline moving forward at the September 6th City Council Meeting.
September 19, 2022- US Site Works has installed the new storm drain system in the great lawn, set 75% of the new drain tile. The drain tile on the Northside of the project remains. They also completed the new water main & sanitary line, along with exporting a large amount of poor soil.
Gilbert will be working on the underground plumbing for the concessions building, US Site Work will work on wrapping up the installation of the storm drain structures and handholes, US Site Work will set the new valve vault structure that was added by the Dept. of Labor review, US Site Work will complete the drain tile, Preferred Electric will work on the electrical under the structure, Axel will work on the forms of the structural concrete, and Axel will set the Corten embeds.
October 3, 2022- Worked on completing the drain tile, all of the storm drain work, exported poor soil, finished the underground plumbing rough-ins and completed 60% of the underground electrical.
In the next several weeks underground electrical should be completed, contractor will install the structural concrete assembly which includes forms, foam, rebar, steel embeds & concrete, contractor will complete the great lawn grading, irrigation and sod and the building steel will be installed.
October 16, 2022- The contractor worked on completing concrete reinforcement, completed installation of the great lawn irrigation, worked on the redistribution of the bandshell power feeds and received the first delivery of steel for the building framing.
The scheduled work over the next couple weeks will include installation of the great lawn sod (completed 10-19-22), pouring concrete, placing a new transformer for power, installing the building steel and installing subgrade for the road that will be poured in the spring.
December 19, 2022 -
Last week the project team worked on the following:
- Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing in the block wall
- Worked on the Interior block walls
- Special inspections were done for the steel, rebar & mortar
- Steel lintel was installed
- Delivered rough carpentry material
- Door frame and door painting was done off site
- And overhead piping was ran
This week the crew will work on the following:
- Clerestory Support Steel Installation
- Brick and flashing will be installed
- Door frame and door painting will continue off site
- Rough framing above the clerestory windows will occur
- Overhead piping installation will continue
- And roof flashing will be installed.
Excelsior Commons Conceptual Guide Plan (MSR/DF 2017)
Section 1 of 6 - Introduction, Preface Context, Previous Studies (PDF)
Section 2 of 6 - Existing Conditions, Designs Principles, Architectural Language and Master Plan (PDF)
Section 3 of 6 - Beach and Picnic Area Existing Conditions and Proposed Improvements (PDF)
Section 4 of 6 - Lawn and Ball Field Area Existing Conditions and Proposed Improvements (PDF)
Section 5 of 6 - Port Area Existing Conditions and Proposed Improvements (PDF)
Section 6 of 6 - Preliminary Building Program and Future Studies (PDF)
The Commons - Existing Conditions Park Site Assessment (PDF)