DEPARTMENT: Transportation and Capital Improvements
DEPARTMENT HEAD: Mike Frisbie
COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council District 1
SUBJECT: Contract Award: River Walk Improvements Phase 5
An ordinance authorizing the negotiation and execution of a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) contract with Guido Brothers Construction Company Inc., in the amount not to exceed $2,250,000.00 for the River Walk Capital Improvements Phase 5 Project, an authorized Tax Notes and River Walk Capital Improvement funded project, located in Council District 1; and amending the Capital Improvement Budget with the appropriation of an additional $1,010,000.00 in River Walk Capital Improvements funds to the River Walk Capital Improvements Project.
A River Walk Master Plan was completed in August 2008, which identifies specific needed priority capital improvements throughout the River Bend and River Extension. The projects generally include the following: Repairs to stairs (handrails, treads, risers and code concerns); Repairs to historic paving; Repairs to river retaining walls; Add new accessible ramps where deemed necessary; New painting and landscaping; Upgrades to electrical lighting and power.
A five-phase project timeline was developed to implement this master plan.
Construction of Phase 1 began in January 2009 and was completed in April 2010. Construction work was completed on five (5) different areas along the River Walk, which included the Marriott River Walk, the Briscoe Museum, Casa Rio, and the floodgate, by the Drury Inn and Suites to the La Mansion water fountain.
Construction of Phase 1A began in July 2010 and was completed in November 2010. Construction work was completed in three different areas along the River Walk, which included: Presa Street Bridge, Tower Life building and Rain Forest Caf?.
Construction of Phase 2 began in March 2011 and was completed in September 2012. Con...Click here for full text