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City Council Approves Construction Budget of the New College Park Woods Club House

At last week’s meeting, the Council approved an amendment to the contract with Broughton Construction Company for the scope and design of the College Park Woods Clubhouse, for an increase in cost of $445,106, bringing the total cost of the updated Design Build Contract for the College Park Woods Clubhouse to $999,776. When  working in a project as serious and expensive like this is, experts have recommended to read all sort of  information form post like this one named What to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door Installation Company.

Clubhouses aren’t always for golf courses as shown by this superyacht marina clubhouse situated adjacent to the Zenith Saint Petersburg stadium in Russia. The architectural concept is formed by the prevalent wind direction and the Voronoi principle creating a unique and striking design. The clubhouse comprises a restaurant/bar which may include items like the ones here, concierge services, changing/showers as well as a bar and restaurant.

Second floor offices allow staff to view the entire marina. When designing this type of house You also need to consider the size and shape of the room when making styling decisions, so for example round rugs work very well in lots of rooms as they are so symmetrical, but for more challenging rooms you need to really think about what will work best.

On August 19, 2019 the City awarded a design-build contract valued at $554,670.36 to the Broughton Construction Company. The contractor’s initial bid was based on an anticipated simple design with off-the-shelf materials. Consequently, the RFP referenced that “the new design shall be compatible with the residential nature of the surrounding neighborhood, with more premium sash windows and a less utilitarian presentation.”

Several factors have contributed to these expanded costs such as the design expanded from 2,200 sq/ft to 2,400 sq/ft. Storefront window aspects were added to the front and rear of the new building and they are being quoted by experts like Maverick Windows operating in Houston.

Gender-neutral restroom stalls were added along with a pitched flat roof, with a high open ceiling versus a gable roof. A retractable wall separator was added. If you would like to make upgrades or repairs to your roof, contact clearwater roof repair specialist for assistance.

City Eyes to Purchase College Park Woods Swimming Club Property

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At this week’s meeting, the City Council will discuss whether the City should make an offer to purchase property owned by the College Park Swim Club Inc. for community use by city residents.   The College Park Woods community was built with a pool and pool house for homeowners in the subdivision; membership required payment of an annual membership fee that was used to maintain the pool. 

Over time membership to the pool fell off and in 2005 the City provided a $95,000 grant to CPWSC to assist it in paying existing debt and expenses.  In return, the CPWSC meeting room was made available as community meeting space.  The current Board members of CPWSC have not been able to stay current with operating expenses,

The current Board members of CPWSC have not been able to stay current with operating expenses, capitol costs, and property taxes and have listed the  property for sale at $300,000.  The property is 3.66 acres and is zoned R80.  R80 allows development of single family homes with average lot size of 9500 sq. ft. and average of 3.4 home sites per ace (maximum of 4.5 per acre).  The CPWSC Board passed a resolution stating September 20, 2017, is the final deadline for offers and that they will only consider formal offers in the form of a contract of sale.

Prior to the property being placed on the market the City had been discussing the purchase of the pool property with CPSWC.  The City as part of its due diligence had requested verification that the current Board has clear title to the property and of the CPSWC’s outstanding debt. CPSWC was unwilling to provide the City with the requested information.   If the City purchases the property,

If the City purchases the property, staff is recommending that the pool be filled in City because the City would need to highly subsidize costs to maintain and operate a pool.  Staff estimate for purchase and renovation of the site is $500,000 to $750,000 and includes: purchase price, ADA compliance improvements ($125,000) demolition and decommission of the pool ($335,000), parking lot improvements  ($70,000) and establishment of a community garden ($20,000).    Space in  the pool house would be available for use in the same manner as Davis Hall and the Parrish House.

 

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