On the first anniversary of the Bryan city council awarding a design contract for the city’s new superpark, the governing body awards a contract for signage at West Villa Maria and Midtown Park Boulevard.
The council did not discuss the staff recommendation before unanimously approving a $544,000 dollar contract to the second lowest bidder.
According to the staff recommendation, the second lowest bidder did not submit a complete package and what was presented was scored poorly.
The contract that was awarded, is $240,000 dollars less than the architect’s estimate.
Construction starts next month on two lighted aluminum sign panels, lighted low brick planter walls, 19 varieties of landscaping, irrigation, and electrical work.
Weather permitting, this will be completed next June.
City staff provided an update for other phases of the superpark.
The council was told the extension of Bomber Drive from Villa Maria to the first roundabout is almost completed.
Construction is underway on $6 million dollars of new Travis Park ballfields, stands, concessions, and parking lots.
A preliminary design is underway of the $40 million dollar indoor sports and events center.
And a conceptual route has been developed of extending Bomber Drive to Williamson.
The update did not mention the status of the indoor golf and entertainment center.