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City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
Parks and Recreation Department
Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects
- Maxwell Adult Center
- Girls Softball Complex
- Girls Softball Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Dow Park Pavilion
- Glenwood Park - Clearing and Grubbing
- Deer Park Soccer Complex
- Deer Park Soccer Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Except Spencerview Bridge
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Security Parking Lot Lighting
- Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1
- The Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking project expands parking with over 300 additional spaces at the soccer complex (south portion of complex adjacent to 13th Street). On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Texas Walls Systems, LLC in the amount of $1,640,253. The anticipated duration for construction is 150 to 180 days. Parking lot lights have been delivered. Site grading has begun and Texas Wall Systems is preparing the site for construction. Once the site preparation is complete, the underground infrastructure will be installed.
- The design for Additional Parking in Glenwood Park is in development, which will result in Additional Parking for the Spencerview Athletic Complex. The clearing and grubbing of Glenwood Park to prepare the property for future development and provide space for an on-site TCEQ Air Monitoring Station was completed in June 2022. The clearing project was awarded to Soil Worx LLC in the amount of $55,550. TCEQ has started the relocation of the air monitoring station on site. A 10' wide decomposed granite access trail to the station and the Harris County Flood Control ditch for maintenance is part of the plan as well. The design of the additional parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.
- City staff is reviewing schematic designs for Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements at the Girls Softball Complex, as well as drainage, electrical, and other issues. The project provides additional parking for the facility, including security lighting. Design concepts are expected to incorporate and enhance parking on the east side of the complex and improve existing traffic flow. Cost for this project is estimated to be $1,500,000.
- Plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a 90' x 10' pedestrian bridge to connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park for the development of additional parking and a new park/playground area, have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The purchase and installation of the bridge has been budgeted for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Due to the bridge length and area required, several details remain to be worked out. For this project, the estimated cost is $300,000.
- Community and Recreation Center – At the September 6, 2022 Joint Meeting of the City Council, Community Development Corporation, and Parks and Recreation Commission, a presentation was made by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects and Durotech, our Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), that compared the benefits of building the Community and Recreation Center as a single building as opposed to the 2-phase approach with 2 separate buildings. The CMAR worked with the architects and developed a Design Development Cost Estimate. Due to market volatility/current economic conditions/post COVID construction cost increases, the cost estimate for the 2-phase approach significantly exceeded the budget by several million dollars. Choosing a single building approach not only reduces cost, but also reduces construction time. This change results in additional re-design fees of $222,000, but saves $348,824 in construction administration costs, thus a net savings of $126,824 for the project. BSW Architects presented City Council with options for exterior changes to facility design and parking layout. Construction design documents are being finalized. Construction is anticipated to begin in the last quarter of 2023, but is subject to change.
Other Parks and Recreation Projects
- In Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Dow Park Pool Repairs include the purchase and installation of UV systems for the Dow Park Pool, Baby Pool, and Splash Park. These UV systems will replace the current UV system at the Dow Park Pool and add additional sanitation of water for the Dow Park Baby Pool and Splash Park. The UV systems will be purchased and installed by Progressive Commercial Aquatics, LLC. via a Buyboard contract. Cost for the 3 UV systems is estimated to be $85,860. Progressive Commercial Aquatics has installed 2 of the 3 UV systems. Work has been completed at the Dow Park Pool and the Splash Park. Additionally, 2 new pool pumps were also installed at the Dow Park Pool. The Baby Pool UV system is expected to be installed this spring.
- Improvements to the Dow Park Children’s Pool, such as the removal of current water features and the installation of mushroom maze features, over n’ under nozzles, and a log slide, are included in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. The project will be completed by Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Water Parks via a Buyboard Contract. Construction is expected to begin this spring and completed in time for the opening of the 2023 Dow Park Pool season. The total cost for the project is $86,974.43.
- Repairs are needed on Bulkheads at The Battleground Golf Course at holes 9 and 13. The project involves the addition of vinyl bulkheads to help prevent erosion and the loss of greens adjacent to water areas. City staff is currently obtaining bids for these repairs.
- Phase 2, 3 & 4 of Tree Removal from The Battleground Golf Course has been completed. The entire project removed over 100 damaged or diseased Tallow trees. Funding for this project came from the Golf Course Lease Fund. Cost for this project was $11,000.
Public Works Department
- 2022 Sidewalk Project, This project's focus was to remove and replace damaged sidewalks in various locations around the city. Locations for improvement were identified through submitted work orders for repair. The project also included the construction of several accessible ramps. The project was completed in December 2022 by On Par Civil Services at a cost of $286,517.33. Funding came from the Street Maintenance Department's sidewalk maintenance funds.
- Emergency Rehabilitation of the Sanitary Sewer on Center Street, The project consisted of pipe bursting approximately 600 linear feet of 12-inch pipe on Center Street. The original sanitary pipe had a partial collapse that backed up into the adjacent subdivisions and restaurants. It was also discovered that one of the manholes possibly had a void underneath that could potentially cause it to collapse. The rehabilitation aimed to eliminate residential sewer issues in the adjacent subdivision and nearby restaurants. The project was awarded to Vaught Services, LLC (A Vortex Company) in December 2022 through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $234,386.80. The project was funded by contingency funds in the Water and Sewer Fund.
- Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction, Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. is working on the engineering design of the Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction Project, which includes Linda St., Robin St., Irene St., Maxie St., and W. 3rd St. The scope of the project entails engineering design services for pavement reconstruction and public utility replacement, as well as improvements to the storm sewer system. The 60% design submittal has been received and is under review. The bid process is expected to begin this summer. Duration of construction is anticipated to be 330 days. Cost for the project is $518,028.40, with funding coming from a 2021 General Obligation Street Improvement Bond.
- SWTP Clearwell, Transfer Pump, Ground Storage Tank and Disinfection, The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for the Clearwell Improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of building baffles inside the 2 on-site Ground Storage Tanks (GSTs) and to add pumping capacity with the addition of a pump to the existing clearwell or to increase the size of the pumps in the clearwell. This project has 3 objectives. First, it increases the amount of contact time between the water and the chemical disinfectant through the addition of baffles in the 2 ground storage tanks located at the water treatment plant. Secondly, the project increases the firm capacity of the clearwell transfer pumps. The firm capacity is the capacity of water that can be pumped with the largest piece of equipment out of service. Finally, the project converts the current gas chlorine system to an on-site generation of hypochlorite. Final negotiated cost is $6,185,290. Funding sources for this project include $250,000 in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Water Treatment Plant budget, $5,800,106 in Bond Funds 512 and 513, with a proposed budget amendment of $140,000. Earth work construction was started last fall. Duration of construction is expected to be 480 days.
- 2022 Street Marking & Re-Striping Project, The project consists of applying traffic paint and reflective pavement markings on 13th St., San Augustine St., X Street, East Blvd., Pasadena Blvd., Georgia Ave., Luella Ave., and a small portion of E. Lambuth Ln. In addition, several intersections crossing on the aforementioned streets will be re-striped and curbs on Center St. will be repainted. Solvent-based and thermoplastic lane striping material will be applied. Solvent-based markings provide durable, long lasting markings with highly visibility colors, while thermoplastic markings have a high reflectivity. Both types of markings increase safety during the day and at night. On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Traffic Signs & Lines LLC in the amount of $99,160.02. Anticipated duration of the project was 90 days. Unfortunately, due to inadequate weather conditions for paint application, the project was rescheduled for January 2023 and is expected to be completed this spring.
- Shell City Subdivision Waterline Rehabilitation Project, The focus of this project is to rehabilitate waterlines using the pre-chlorinated pipe bursting method in several streets within the Shell City Subdivision. This project replaces 3,000 linear feet of 2-inch pipe with new 6-inch HDPE pipe and new fire hydrants. These efforts will not only contribute to the City's strategy of maintaining superior water quality for our residents, but provide upgraded water pressure and fire protection. The project was awarded to SKE, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $199,129.11. Construction was scheduled to begin this past winter. Unfortunately, chain supply disruptions caused delays in the HDPE pipe shipment. Consequently, construction began early this year and is expected to be completed this spring.
- Bayou Bend Regional Stormwater Detention Facility and Associated Drainage Improvements Project, This project focuses on drainage improvements to minimize the risk of flooding on Wisdom Dr., Spa Dr., Coy Dr., Stephanie Dr., Valeda Dr., and Temperance Dr. The drainage improvements consist of ditch re-grading, culvert replacement, and a new detention pond in Bayou Bend Park property to help store excess runoff. On October 18, 2022, the project was awarded to Mar-Con Services in the amount of $2,935,697.40. Construction began in December 2022, with a tentative completion in early 2024. The project is being funded with $2,572,500 in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant funds, in addition to City funds from the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital Improvements Fund and Drainage Bond Fund, Series 2021 for the remaining balance.
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Expansion and Police Department Improvements, The project consists of a single story 7,500 square foot addition to the existing 30,000 square foot Deer Park Police Station. The addition provides space for the relocation of the current EOC and Dispatch Center. The project also involves the redesign of the current EOC, Dispatch Center, radio equipment room, as well as the Records and Reception offices. The City entered into an architectural agreement with PGAL, Inc. in the amount of $240,000, using Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) funds. In November 2022, the project was awarded to Durotech, Inc. in the amount of $6,999,000. Contract documents were completed and construction started at the end of January 2023. The project is being funded with $5,580,000 in CCPD funds, in addition to City funds from the Capital Improvements Fund for the remaining balance. Duration of construction is expected to be 365 days, with anticipated completion in March 2024.