City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project - 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. Anticipated completion for Phase II is August 2019.
- Street Replacement Project & Construction of New Animal Shelter - The City received $7.5 million from the sale of Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation for the Street Replacement Project, as well as the construction of the new Animal Shelter. A portion of the funds, along with $1,633,813 allocated in the Capital Improvement Fund (FY 2017-2018), will fund the Street Replacement Project. The Street Replacement Project has been awarded to D&W Contractors in the amount of $5.1 million. Construction is expected to begin before June and continue for 450 days. The funds from the sale of the Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation will also be used for the construction of the new Animal Shelter. Quorum Architects, Inc. was hired to design and oversee the project. In April 2017, this project was awarded to Construction LTD in the amount of $2,240,668. The ground breaking ceremony was held on June 13, 2017, with construction starting shortly thereafter and expected to be completed by the 4th quarter in 2018.
- New City Hall - The new building is under construction on the vacant property east of the existing City Hall. After the construction of the new building is complete, the existing building will be demolished. The project was designed by cre8 Architects and is being built by Construction LTD at a cost of $6,121,000. Construction is expected to be completed in May 2018, after which the staff at the current building will move into their new offices. After the existing building is demolished, more parking spaces and landscaping will be added. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of June.
- Police Firing Range and Classroom - In Nov. 2014, City Council authorized staff to enter into a contract with Griggs Group, Inc. (G2) for the design of the Deer Park Police Firing Range and Classroom. On April 5, 2016, the project was awarded to IKLO Construction in the amount of $1,881,500. The facility is currently under construction and being funded with CCPD funds.
- Sidewalk Improvement Project (Pasadena Blvd., East 13th Street and Spencer Highway) - J. A. Costanza & Associates Engineering, Inc. was hired to design this sidewalk project. The improvements include 5 locations along Pasadena Blvd., one location on East 13th Street, and one location along Spencer Highway. The project was awarded to GMJ Paving Company, LLC during the City Council meeting on September 19, 2017 in the amount of $288,233.75. This project was completed in the 1st quarter of 2018.
- Manhole Rehabilitation, Phase 2 - Fuquay, Inc. has been hired through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program to perform the services for this project. An inspection was conducted by Fuquay identifying manholes in the city’s sanitary sewer system that need to be repaired and rehabilitated using an epoxy liner system. This system prevents further damage by sewer gases, preventing manhole failure, and extends the life of the system. The project consists of 5,000 square feet of liner to be installed in 32 manholes. The cost of this project is $229,912 and is being funded with Certificate of Obligation Bond Funds. This project was completed in the 1st quarter of 2018.
Parks & Recreation
- Dow Park Pavilion Project - This project was identified as one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The City entered into a contract with Halff Associates as the architect and South Pool and Spa as the general contractor. The project is funded with $1.5 million from Type B sales tax. The new buildings have been installed and progress continues on the pavilion structures, sidewalks, and much more. Completion is expected to be in late spring/early summer 2018.
- Spencerview Athletic Complex – This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The City entered into a contract with T.F. Harper as the general contractor and Halff Associates as the architect. The project was funded with $2 million from Type B sales tax. The project began in June 2016 and the dedication was held on Aug. 1, 2017, after the completion of the project. The complex is open to the public and is being used by the Deer Park Pony League for baseball.
- Maxwell Adult Center - This project was one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The project is funded with $2 million from Type B sales tax. The City of Deer Park selected Halff Associates as the architect and Frost Construction as the general contractor for the project. Construction began in November of 2017 and is expected to be completed in fall 2018.
- Girls Softball Renovation - This project was identified as one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. This project is funded by $3 million from Type B sales tax. The City selected Tandem Services as the general contractor and Halff Associates as the architect for this project. Construction began in January 2018. A majority of the grubbing and tree removal has been completed and progress continues on the sidewalks, utilities, and more. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018.
- New Soccer Complex - This project is another one of the seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election. The project is being funded with $4 million from Type B sales tax. The City of Deer Park selected Halff Associates as the architect and Tandem Services as the general contractor. Construction began in January 2018. Tree removal and grubbing is underway at the future soccer site location. The City will continue to make progress on the project with utilities, lighting, and more. The project is expected to be completed in the 1st quarter of 2019.
- CorWorth Concession and Restrooms - The FY 2016-2017 Budget included 2 pre-fabricated CorWorth restrooms. One, with concession and storage, will be installed at the Adult Softball facility on Pasadena Blvd. The other with restrooms will be installed at the Claude Burgess Center, located at 4200 Kalwick. The total cost for both buildings is $284,243. SKE Construction was selected as the general contractor for the project. The buildings and building foundations have been completed. The facilities will soon be transferred to the Adult Complex and Bayou Bend locations for permanent placement and public usage. The installation is anticipated to be completed in the 2nd quarter in 2018.
- Wayfinding Program - A comprehensive wayfinding program was developed to educate and direct visitors to Deer Park, as well as engage those that are unaware of what the City has to offer. The Deer Park Civic Wayfinding System is intended to celebrate the history and vibrancy of the area, while giving special attention to the parks, recreation, and open spaces of Deer Park. The City’s approach was to implement the wayfinding system in phases over a period of several fiscal years. The wayfinding signs are classified as primary vehicular signs, secondary vehicular signs, tertiary vehicular signs, and monument signs (located in front of a park or city building). Approximately 90% of Phase 1 has been completed. This project is being funded out of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenues.
- Deer Park Nature Preserve - Phase 1 was part of a voter approved General Obligation Bond program. $500,000 is allocated in bond funding for this project. The City applied for and received a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant in the maximum amount of $400,000 of which the City will match an equal amount. The project will consist of a parking area, decomposed granite trails, a gateway structure, as well as lighting along the walking trails and a sidewalk. RVI is the project architect. The City has awarded construction of the project to Millis Development and Construction, LLC. A conceptual plan envisions Phases 2 and 3, which include an education center and more, pending future funding availability. The first pre-construction meeting for city staff, the architect, and the general contractor was in April 2018. In addition, there will be a separate contract for the restoration of the Wetland area under guidance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. City staff is currently working with SWCA on the scope of this project and plans to go out for bid. This is a joint project with Texas Parks and Wildlife, City of Deer Park, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.