E Center. Red Clay (RCI) is underway with their office buildout in spaces 209 and 211. New South has completed the refinishing of the water feature pools and restarted the system. Final adjustments will be required to provide the right rate of flow since its last operation last Fall. Installation of a new epoxy floor coating for the common areas is being completed now during the recent pandemic-related closures.
Veterans Memorial Relocation. The sign vendor has been working the week of the 23rd installing the metal panels that make up the flag display connecting the memorial panels. These are painted aluminum and will be illuminated by LED lights at the base. One of the last items we will be installing will be our eagle sculpture at the west end of the project. We will aim to unveil that piece and provide a grand opening in conjunction with our Memorial Day activities coming up in a few months.
2019 Bowl Improvements. The synthetic turf contractor has been busy getting the sections in the bowl finished, stretched, and tacked into position while the final logo section is still waiting on delivery. In addition, the circle at the back of city hall is also set to receive artificial turf as well to eliminate the irrigation and mowing required for that area. This is also the location of one of the Christmas trees we place during the holidays. The contractor will be installing stainless steel counters and service counters during the next few weeks as the concession stand is nearing completion.
Sugar Hill Greenway. Contracts for Phase 1B of the greenway (along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, connecting the two county parks) are being finalized and signed while Phase 1C is ready to be advertised. During the COVID-19 response, we are delaying the bid phase a few weeks until we know we can reliably issue plans to prospective bidders. This project is funded through a combination of city and county SPLOST funds by way of an intergovernmental agreement.
Art/History Room Buildout – Broadstone Project. The schematic design phase is concluding and the design development will get started this month. The floorplan depicted below is a very schematic layout and subject to modification through this design process. The project is a part of the proposed 2020 budget.
Level Creek Pedestrian Improvements. The scope of work for this project includes eight new ADA ramps, new striping and a widened sidewalk segment where the greenway breaks away from Level Creek Road and connects the main entrance to EE Robinson Park. Bids came in too high and all have been rejected. This scope will be combined with other unit-priced work and completed under another project.
Gold Mine Park. This SPLOST-funded project includes the construction of passive park elements, ways to commemorate the gold mining industry in our area, a restroom building, and provide a trail-head for the greenway that runs through the park. The plans have been submitted for a land disturbance/site development permit. A small temporary easement has been acquired to tie-in the grading plan along Level Creek Road. An early concept is shown below and shows the greenspace that is preserved as a part of the project. Coordination with the Sugar Hill Greenway project is finishing up prior to getting bids on this work.
Gary Pirkle Park Field Improvements. Plans have been submitted for a land disturbance/site development permit. The scope of this SPLOST-funded project includes a large area of synthetic turf, providing three (3) soccer fields (Full-Size; U10 and U8), new field lighting, site lighting, and new perimeter trails. Environmental permitting has already been completed through the Corps of Engineers.