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File #: 1494-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2013 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To amend the 2013 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer $79,806.00 between projects within the Construction Management Capital Improvement Fund; to authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Dore & Associates Contracting, Inc. for the demolition of the 109 North Front Street Building; to authorize the expenditure of $1,677,000.00 from the Construction Management Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,677,000.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Dore & Associates Contracting, Inc. for the demolition of the 109 North Front Street Building, the removal of its hazardous material, and the removal and storage of the Harry E. Richter Workers Memorial Park until its permanent replacement is determined at Battelle Riverfront Park.
This building is functionally obsolete suffering from a number of structural and mechanical deficiencies. It is highly energy inefficient, and due to its multi-level design with narrow and uneven floor plates, cannot be renovated in a cost efficient manner to create a modern office environment suitable for the provision of city services.
The building demolition work will be performed in preparation for future construction on the site. The scope of services include: decommissioning and demolition of the building; removal of hazardous wastes; removal of electrical/natural gas services, telephone/data wiring, exterior building shell, basement walls, foundations, slabs-on-grade, and the disposal of all said building components. Once the building demolition is complete, the site will be properly backfilled and re-compacted to a level grade in preparation for future construction.
The Department of Finance and Management is currently in contract negotiation for the design of a new building at the same site and will come to City Council under a separate ordinance for authorization to proceed with design.
Both the Downtown Commission and the Columbus Art Commission were notified of the demolition and redevelopment of this site and have approved the building demolition and removal of the park. Additionally, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission was notified of the removal of the Park and is supportive of its removal and relocation. As well, Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL/CIO was also notified of the Park removal and relo...

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