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
- Dow Park Pavilion
- Deer Park Soccer Complex
- Spencerview Athletic Complex (with the exception of pedestrian bridge)
- Plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a 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 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). Once HCFCD has approved the plans, the City of Deer Park will begin the process for bidding and construction.
- Community Recreation Center and Aquatic Study – On November 6, 2018, City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for the development of a community center and aquatic needs assessment. The assessment would include 3 conceptual project options, as well as the budgets, conceptual site plan assessments, study assumptions, and a schedule of meetings. Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects made several presentations to City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. At the January 13, 2020 joint meeting of City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Stephen Springs of Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, along with City Staff, presented a conceptual design and rendering of a proposed Community/Recreation Center with indoor pool, gym, indoor walking track, as well as bathhouse replacement for the outdoor swimming pool. Projected construction and operating costs, cost recovery options, and funding options were presented and discussed. The consensus was to pursue a Type B sales tax continuation election to provide funding. The election was scheduled and then cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. It is anticipated that the election will be rescheduled for May 1, 2021.
Other Parks and Recreation Projects
- The new Irrigation Pumps at the Battleground Golf Course have been installed. The pumps are functioning and in service.
- The Adult Soccer Complex/Football Field Renovation was completed in October 2020. The project involved the removal of 18,000 square feet of sod from the crown of the field, laser grading and adding sand, adjusting sprinkler heads, applying fertilizer, installing new big roll 419 sod, as well as rolling and top dressing. The improvements enhance playability for safety and allow for better drainage.
- As part of the Annual Bleacher Replacement project for the City's athletic facilities, $50,000 was budgeted and spent in Fiscal Year 2019-2020 to replace the bleachers at the Dow Park Soccer Fields and Minchen Field #5.
- In the last year, 2 collapses in the drainage line beneath the parking lot at the Maxwell Adult Center caused minor flooding during significant rain events. It was discovered that the pipe required to drain the site was undersized and needed to be replaced. The Drainage Repair at the Maxwell Adult Center entailed removing and replacing concrete, installing the new storm drain, as well as removing and replacing the inlet. Services were purchased from SKE, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $51,287.38. Construction began in September and was completed in October 2020.
- The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of replacing 2 of the 8 pedestrian bridges in Dow Park with new 8' x 23' bridges. The New Dow Park Bridges are in production and expected to be completed and installed before the end of 2020. The overall plan is to replace a couple of bridges every year until all of the bridges in Dow Park have been replaced.
- The Dow Park Concession and Storage Building was in poor condition due to normal wear and tear. It was demolished by JTB Services, Inc. in September 2019. Carnes Engineering designed the new 30' x 40' structure. The project is being funded by General Funds. The project was awarded to W&R Construction Company, LLC on October 20, 2020 in the amount of $181,500.
- One of the exterior columns in the Front Entry at the Court and Theater Building was damaged. After further evaluation, a structural engineer determined that deterioration damaged the structural integrity of the columns so the decision was made to remove the columns completely. The City hired Frost Construction at a cost of $51,000 to remove the columns. The drainage issue is being addressed by diverting water away from the facility. The scope of the project was revised to include installation of new glass doors. Options for art and a canopy are still being considered for the building's entrance.
- New Outdoor Electronic Message Centers for the Jimmy Burke Activity Center and the Deer Park Soccer Complex are in production and anticipated to be installed before the end of 2020. The new electronic signs will be used to provide the general public with program information and emergency notifications.
- The City of Deer Park received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the future Northeast Hike and Bike Trail. RVi Planning was selected as the landscape architecture firm to develop the design and layout of the trail. According to the preliminary conceptual design, the trail will begin at Park Green Park and extend south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. Construction plans will include a crosswalk for pedestrian safety. Duration of construction is anticipated to be from June to October 2021.
Public Works Department
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Phase 2, Started: August 2017, Completed: October 2020, Cost: $13,636,685 - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. The project was split into two phases and is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654. In June 2017, Phase II of the project was awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685. Major construction has been completed. The contractor has removed all equipment from the site. After the site was cleaned, it was hydro-mulched, and sod was placed around the Operations Building. A substantial completion inspection was conducted on August 26, 2020. The inspection discovered a few minor items that needed to be addressed. The finishing touches were completed in October 2020.
- Emergency Repair - Pasadena Blvd. & Downing Circle, Started: September 2020, Anticipated Completion: November 2020, Cost: $146,721.68 - Emergency repair of a 6" waterline crossing Pasadena Blvd. and the 36" storm pipe crossing the Downing Circle and Pasadena Blvd. intersection was necessary. The existing waterline was leaking, thus causing the soil to undermine the storm sewer below. The storm sewer separated by several inches and the pavement sank at the intersection. This project is being funded through the Water and Sewer Contingency Fund ($43,140.87) and the CIP Contingency ($103,580.81). Services were purchased from SKE, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program. Total cost for repair was $146,721.68. While the original emergency repair was completed, additional damage was discovered than previously known, leading into a new project.
- Coy Street Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation, Started: November 2020, Anticipated Completion: March 2021, Cost: $419,000 - This project is for the rehabilitation of the interior and exterior of the 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. It is being funded out of the Series 2019 Certificates of Obligation. Dunham Engineering was hired to prepare the engineering design work for the rehabilitation of the tank and perform the inspections on the tank at a cost of $85,000. On August 4, 2020, DSP Industrial was awarded the project at a cost of $419,000. Construction started in November 2020 and is expected to be completed in 120 days - March 2021.
- Additional Repair - Pasadena Blvd. & Downing Circle, Started: October 2020, Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020, Cost: $1,124,887.46 - Additional damage was discovered during the emergency repair of the waterline and storm pipe at Downing Circle and Pasadena Blvd. in September 2020. A different type of repair than the original emergency is needed to permanently fix the additional damage uncovered, including ground water penetration and quick sand. Repairs for this project involve pipe-bursting a 24" sanitary line and a 36" storm line, as well as approximately 6,000 linear feet of 6" sanitary pipe in the Erin Glen Subdivision and the rehabilitation of the manholes. Services were purchased from Vaught Services, LLC (A Vortex Company) in the amount of $1,124,887.46 through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. The project is being funded with CIP Water and Sewer funds ($970,887.46) and drainage bonds ($154,000).
- SWTP Solids Handling Improvements, Started: September 2020, Anticipated Completion: January 2022, Cost: $4,453,685 - The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for solids handling improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of several new facilities at the SWTP, including a sludge thickener behind the existing holding basin. Changes to the holding basin will allow the sludge to be thickened and caught prior to going into the lagoons. Thus, enabling the plant to reuse some of the water it loses through backwashing and desludging the clarifiers. $4.5 million out of the Water and Sewer Certificates of Obligation is available for the project. The project was awarded to CSA Construction in the amount of $4,453,685. Construction started in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in 480 days - January 2022.
- Sanitary Sewer Project, X Street, Started: September 2020, Anticipated Completion: December 2020, Cost: $441,447.92 - The project consists of pipe-bursting 3,500 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer pipe along X Street due to pipe failure under the pavement and rehabilitation sanitary lines within the Parkview Subdivision - Section 1 (Maxwell Lane area). Pipe-bursting services were purchased from Vaught Services, LLC (A Vortex Company) through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. The total cost of the project is $441,447.92. The project is being funded with Water and Sewer Series 2018 Certificate of Obligation Bond funds. Due to some minor set backs, the project did not start in June. Construction began in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in 90 days - December 2020.
- 2020 Waterline Rehab, Started: May 2020, Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020, Cost: $672,883.79 - This project is part of the city's ongoing mission to rehabilitate the water system to reduce water loss, as well as maintain optimal water pressure and superb water quality. The project consists of pipe-bursting 5,600 linear feet of various waterlines across town ranging from 6" to 12" in diameter. The locations identified for rehabilitation are E. 13th from Luella to Deer Avenue, Luella Avenue from Arbor Dr. to Pasadena Blvd., Henderson Lane from Lufkin/Tyler Lane to San Augustine Street, and Texas Avenue between Pasadena Blvd. and Brookhaven Avenue. These waterlines are in degraded condition and need to be rehabilitated due to severe leaks or upsized to improve water pressure for the area they serve. Services for this project were purchased from SKE Construction, LLC through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $672,883.79. Currently, 75% of the project has been completed. SKE Construction, LLC assisted the City on other emergency projects that came up, which delayed progress on this project.
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Started: June 2018, Anticipated Completion: Undetermined, Engineering Services Cost: $504,290 - CobbFendley was hired to perform engineering services to develop ways to alleviate flooding associated with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey rain event. In June 2018, the initial agreement focused engineering design services on Heritage Addition and Deer Meadows Subdivisions. Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions were added in February 2019. In June 2019, the agreement was amended to also include an analysis of historical repetitive flooded areas in the city. CobbFendly reported the findings of their study to City Council on November 19, 2019. The proposed locations are in different phases of the study.
- Heritage Addition, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions:
- Heritage Addition - Construction plans are complete and include lining corrugated metal arch pipes south of Lambuth, upsized storm sewer on Lincoln and Lambuth, new detention pond on Lambuth, and storm sewer improvements at Travis & N. Crockett. Construction started in August 2020 and is expected to be completed in 300 days - June 2021.
- Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine - Construction plans include new storm sewer and outfall on Kitty Street, new storm sewer, channel and outfall on Luella Ave., and new detention pond on Pasadena Blvd. Cost estimate is $2 million. Anticipated completion time for construction is 300 days.
- College Park - The study phase is nearing completion. Construction plans are not in development yet. Options to be considered estimate cost to be $5.3 million to $5.9 million for pavement and drainage items, not including land acquisition, engineering, design, inspection or testing costs.
- Deer Park Gardens: The project is anticipated to be divided into phases with the first phase being determined in early 2021. Construction cost estimate will be determined at the conclusion of the study phase.
- Boggy Bayou Watershed: On June 2, 2020, the City of Deer Park entered into an agreement with CobbFendley to perform engineering analysis services for Boggy Bayou at a cost of $84,560. The area was still being studied when the decision was made to combine Boggy Bayou with Parkview West and the Intersection of P Street and Center Street. It was determined that downstream water was backing up due to the elevation of the adjacent Boggy Bayou. Solutions for Parkview West and the Intersection of P Street and Center Street are part of and dependent on Boggy Bayou. Harris County and the City of Deer Park entered into an interlocal agreement (ILA) for participation of up to half of the study cost. The City will receive reimbursement from Harris County, up to $42,280, upon completion of the study. Preliminary results were presented to City Council in November 2020.
- Heritage Addition, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions: