December 6, 2013
This is a quick update on two capital improvements that many people are interested in.
We have settled on the location of the skatepark. The administration will recommend to City Council that the park be located just north of the Sports and Civic Center near the shuffleboard courts.
A conceptual design has been developed in consultation with Spohn Ranch Skateparks, one of the leading such companies in the country. We will review this conceptual design with interested stakeholders for their input over the next two weeks. We then finalize the design and go to bid just after the first of the year.
The road and drainage improvements for Merion Park are nearing final design. Earlier today our engineering consultants on this job, Baker Engineers, reviewed the project with City staff and a group of neighbors. The project is on schedule to go out to bid by the end of January, with construction beginning by the end of March. I appreciate the patience of the residents and property owners of Merion Park as this challenging project was closely studied. We will invite the entire neighborhood to a public information center on the project in early 2014.
Have a great weekend.
Jay A. Gillian