Duvall Field to Get a New Concession Building

Duvall Field Concession building

Duvall Field concession building

Due to the high cost (over $5,000,000) of renovation of the entire Duvall Field complex, the city has reexamined the project to make it more affordable. With input from the Boys and Girls Club and other community members, it was determined that the parking areas and playground could remain as-is and that a regulation football field was not an important feature. The replacement of the existing concession/restroom building with a new building and upgraded plaza is a priority and a practical first phase of the project.

The College Park Boys and Girls Club was awarded a $75,000 matching grant from the State of Maryland for this purpose that will expire on June 1, 2014 unless the funds are encumbered.

Staff has been working with the original engineering firm on the project, Charles P. Johnson and Associates, Inc. (CPJ), in order to identify a path forward and update project costs. Approximately $300,000 is currently available to move forward with replacing the concession/restroom building. An additional $979,228 in encumbered POS funds will become available once the city can provide the required 25% match (developer contribution). The sources of the funds on hand are as follows:

State capital grant $ 75,000
city match required for state grant $ 75,000
program open space (POS) $110,000
city match required for POS $ 37,000

Staff proposes the award of two contracts at this time which will obligate the state grant funds and required match ($150,000). One contract is for engineering services including geotechnical and property surveys, preparation of site plan, sediment control plan, stormwater management plan, planting plan, paving plan, coordination with the building manufacturer and construction bidding assistance. CPJ Associates is recommended for this award in an amount not to exceed $45,000. The second contract is for a building manufacturer to supply and ship a building package. Staff recommends award of this contract to Romtec, a General Services Administration (GSA)- approved, pre-engineered building company in an amount not to exceed $115,000. The city attorney has confirmed the authority of the city to use this GSA source of supply and services. The building plan (2085 Model, Concession Level 2), elevations and specifications are attached and include multi-stall men’s and women’s restrooms, concession room with covered entry outside, storage room, mechanical room and drinking fountain.

The total amount of these contracts is estimated not to exceed $160,000. The formal cost proposals from both firms will be available next week. The estimated cost of building construction is $100,000 and will be bid and awarded separately. At tonight’s worksession, the Council is expected to consider approving this project.

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1 Comment to “Duvall Field to Get a New Concession Building”

  1. By Pat, May 24, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    Here is what I think is the concession building (Romtec model 2085):