Getting Closer

22 July 2010

There is a lot that goes into building a $300,000 skate park, a lot of legal stuff and procedures I don’t completely understand which keeps me very grateful to have some members of the Downtown Development Task Force Committee around helping out. But I am going to attempt to give you a general time line (subject to change) from now until the plaza’s completion. Feel free to correct me if am wrong or missing anything here Eric.

We have just finished an application/qualifying period and and have qualified 4 firms to bid on the job, which as I understand means they can now submit their initial designs and estimates on the project. But for other legal reasons of some kind, this bidding period doesn’t begin until August 13th. We plan to meet with them if any are able to actually fly all the way out here, but we will probably just hold conference calls with each to discuss their plans and what they are about. Then on August 20th we will award the final bid to the chosen firm.

After this point we will hold a meeting, hopefully with more skaters than our usual meetings, to discuss design ideas with the contractors themselves. These ideas will then be critiqued and finalized by September 20th when the actual construction will begin. If everything goes to plan the project will be completed no later than November 30th, just in time for winter ;)

  • Eric Cunningham - Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    Hahaha Can anybody say snowboard park?? :p

  • Zack Loscar - Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Might be a bit chilly out but I’m positive everyone will enjoy it none the less. Oi I can’t freakin’ wait.