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 streets affected are Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, Kelvin Lane, Amherst Lane, Brown Lane, West 9th Street from Boston Avenue to Center Street and West 12th Street from the dead end to Center Street. This project has been awarded to D&W Contractors in the amount of $5.1 million. Construction has begun and is anticipated to 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 City Hall was built on the vacant property east of the old city hall. The project was designed by cre8 Architects and built by Construction LTD at a cost of $6,121,000. Construction was completed in May 2018 and city staff has moved into the new office space. The demolition of the old city hall building and the installation of additional parking and landscaping is expected to be completed by this fall.
- Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation of Deer Meadows Section 3, Greenway Place and Meadow Village Subdivisions - In February 2018, City Council approved purchasing services from Vaught Services, LLC through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing System to perform sanitary sewer rehabilitation at a cost of $1,746,210.50. The project consists of pipe bursting a total of 22,000 linear feet of 8-inch and 10-inch sanitary line, rehabilitating 42 manholes, and installing 5 new manholes. This project is being funded out of the Certificate of Obligation Water/Sewer Funds. Work began in March 2018 and is expected to last 120 days.
- Manhole Rehabilitation, Phase 3 - Fuquay, Inc. and the City of Deer Park Wastewater staff conducted an inspection to identify manholes in the city’s sanitary sewer system that need to be repaired or rehabilitated using an epoxy liner system. The epoxy liner system prevents further damage by sewer gases, prevents manhole failure, and prolongs the life of the system. Phase III consists of 6,500 sq. ft. of liner to be installed in 42 manholes throughout the city. Fuquay, Inc. has been hired through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program to perform the services for this project at a cost of $249,308.50. The project is being funded out of the Series 2017-A Certificate of Obligation Bond Fund.
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 restroom buildings were installed and progress continues on the pavilion structures. The City terminated the contract with the previous general contractor and awarded a contract for the completion of the project to Mills Construction. The project is scheduled for completion by fall 2018.
- 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. Demo of the interior and site preparation for the new addition has been completed. The project is about 60% complete with an expected completion date 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. The project is on schedule to be completed in early to mid-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. The project is on schedule and is expected to be completed in early 2019.
- CorWorth Concession and Restrooms - This project includes 2 pre-fabricated CorWorth restrooms. One, with concession and storage area, for the Adult Softball facility on Pasadena Blvd. and the other one with restrooms for the Claude Burgess Center. The total cost for both buildings is $284,243. This project is about 90% complete with a sidewalk to be completed. The facilities are already set in their respective locations.
- 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. National Sign Plazas is the contractor approved to complete all phases of the project. This project is being funded out of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenues. The Phase 1 signs are being adjusted and, at this time, 18 wayfinding signs are scheduled to be installed along Center Street and the surrounding perimeters of the city by the end of 2018. Four monument signs are already installed in parks around the city. Future phases are contingent upon the completion of the adjustments to Phase 1 signs.
- 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 awarded construction of the project to Millis Development and Construction, LLC. There will be a separate contract for the restoration of the Wetland area (Conservation Easement) under guidance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A conceptual plan envisions Phases 2 and 3, which include an education center and more, pending future funding availability. Phase 1 of the Deer Park Nature Preserve will be completed by September 2018. The Conservation Easement area is being worked on with a scope of work and is expected to go out for bid by the end of 2018.