City of Sugar Hill Updates Regarding COVID-19

Public Projects Construction Update – May 20th

E Center.  Red Clay Interactive (RCI), a local marketing firm, is at the finish line for their new offices in suites 209 and 211 at the E Center.  They have their certificate of occupancy and are gearing up to move in and get up and running in Sugar Hill.  Installation of a new epoxy floor coating for the common areas of the entire building is at the ¾ mark with another two stairwells and the gym lobby to complete.  The work is being scheduled during pandemic-related closures and off hours as much as possible.  The wall base and edge work remain in most of the hallways and another clearcoat required in a few locations.

Interior Layout at Red Clay’s Offices

New flooring in the E Center (Unfinished Hallway)

Veterans Memorial Relocation.  Punch list work is expected to wrap-up this week on this project as the site is fast approaching the Memorial Day ceremonies on the 25th.  The project construction fence has been removed as of last week, final adjustments are being made with the fountain/pump/lights, and training on the control systems is being scheduled. Sign work is going to continue for a few more weeks as we wait on a couple of replacement items.   The sculpture at the west end of the project (left water feature pool in the aerial below) will be unveiled at the Memorial Day ceremony coming up.

Families of veterans may wish to remember, celebrate and honor their loved ones by purchasing a commemorative, stamped paver which will be installed in the plaza.  Information about the opportunity will be released on our website and social media platforms soon.

2019 Bowl Improvements.  The entire project is substantially complete.  We are still coordinating the relandscaping of the area to the south of the building across the sidewalk.

Sugar Hill Greenway.  Phase 1B of the greenway is making progress with an 1,100 long foot segment on Whitehead being completed this week.  The plans for the balance of Phase 1 is currently advertised for bids.  This will complete the connection from downtown south to the county parks along Peachtree Industrial and over to Whitehead Road.  This project is funded through a combination of city and county SPLOST funds by way of an intergovernmental agreement.

1100LF on Whitehead Road have been completed.

Sugar Hill Greenway – Phase 1B (PIB Portion)

Sugar Hill Greenway – Phase 1

 Gary Pirkle Park Field Expansion.  Plans for the addition of three (3) new fields at the park, converting the natural turf areas to synthetic turf has been designed, permitted and is currently out for bid.  A preconstruction meeting was held on May 13 and bids are due on May 28th at 10AM.

Art/History Room Buildout at Broadstone. The construction documents are being prepared and should be ready later next week for review.  Layout below: 

Many of our other projects are in a holding pattern due to the pandemic or are in the throes of the design phase.  Here are updates on a few:

Highway 20 Pedestrian Bridge.  Our second attempt at federal funding through the BUILD grant program has been submitted.  We will proceed very slowly with the balance of the design process so as to make the most of any external funding that may be available.

Level Creek / Alton Tucker Realignment  Atlas, the city’s consultant, have submitted the final review set of plans this week.  Right-of-way acquisition is commencing and will parallel the final construction and bid documents phase.

Gold Mine Park.  Project is ready for the bid phase.

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