Update & Presentation: Willow Street-Bramhall Park Projects; changes to budget & schedule for the year 2016

On Thursday 10 November 2016, at the board meeting of Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA), Dave Mitchell made a presentation in response to park issues.   He is the Planner/Project Manager for Frank Bramhall-Willow Street Park at the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services of the City of San Jose.

In the original information shared with Stakeholders SGV and WGNA, it was stated by PRNS in the mini-plan set and budget schedule of the Bramhall Park Restroom and Concession Building project that the initial cost would be $1,200,000.  See here on pages 38 to 54 of the Stakeholders SGV presentation (July 2016) for earlier details.

But, as of 10 November 2016, Dave Mitchell stated in his presentation to WGNA that the revised cost of the new concession building will now be “$1,116,524 + $111,652 + $415,824 = $1,644,000”.  The job was contracted and approved to Tucker Construction Construction on 09 August 2016.  It’s currently underway.

After the new concession building is finished, the city also intends to go forward with a Lawn Bowling Green Renovation project.    At that time of his last presentation on 10 November 2016, Mitchell stated that the scheduled and estimated cost of the Lawn Bowling Renovation had more than doubled.  Money originally scheduled in the budget for the bowling green had also been traded to the new concession building project (mentioned above), increasing its cost.

In the original information shared with Stakeholders SGV and WGNA, it was stated by PRNS in the mini-plan set and budget schedule of the Bramhall Park Lawn Bowling Green Renovation project that the initial cost would be $850,000.  See here on pages 64 to 73 of the Stakeholders SGV presentation (July 2016) for earlier details.

But, as of 10 November 2016, Dave Mitchell stated in his presentation to WGNA that the cost for the renovated bowling green will now be  “$1,104,350 + $110,435 + $410,215 = $1,625,000”.  That’s more than double its initial estimate, subject to approval from city council.  That’s if the extra funds are granted, therein replacing those funds in the initial budget that have since been traded to the new concession stand. The job for the lawn bowling green is contracted to Goodland Landscape Construction and shall come before the San Jose City Council for a vote of approval on 13 December 2016.

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Excerpt from Dave Mitchell’s presentation to WGNA
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Excerpt from Dave Mitchell’s presentation to WGNA

Meanwhile, Stakeholders SGV has also asked the city to restore the existing building, the old Field House at Willow Street and Glen Brook Avenue.  PRNS had first confirmed by email, as of 15 July 2016, that “The roof on the existing building as you stated is in poor shape. Staff is aware of the roof condition. A work order is in the process of being submitted the Public Works Department to replace the roof during this fiscal year, which ends on June 30, 2017.”  Stakeholders SGV pressed PRNS to make a firm commitment in those regards and make an early repair.

Dave Mitchell stated at the presentation that the new roof to the existing building will cost $30,000, contracted to California Roofing Company.

Overall, the total cost of all projects and renovations in Willow Street-Frank Bramhall Park, for the year of 2016, will be approximately 3 million dollars. 

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