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File #: 2047-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/5/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Convention Sports and Leisure International, LLC to provide preliminary engineering and architecture services for the Columbus Community Sports Park; to authorize the expenditure of $326,375.42 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($326,375.42)
Attachments: 1. Community Sports Park Preliminary Engineering - DAX
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Convention Sports and Leisure International, LLC to provide preliminary engineering and architecture services for the Columbus Community Sports Park. The contract amount is $289,022.10 with a contingency of $37,353.32 for a total of $326,375.42.

The Recreation and Parks Department is engaging Convention Sports and Leisure International, LLC to provide professional services to support the development and construction of a Community Sports Park that will be located along Velma Avenue in Columbus. Convention Sports and Leisure International, LLC may be engaged with CRPD throughout the entire development process, including planning, design, and construction. The phase of work being authorized by this legislative request is for the preliminary design of the Columbus Community Sports Park. Future legislation will be required to carry this project forward into its detailed design and construction.

The proposed sports park site will be on property leased from the Ohio State Fair Expositions Commission. With the relocation and development of the new downtown Crew Stadium, the City wishes to take full advantage of the major overhaul of the former stadium area into a programmed public recreational complex. The proposed Community Sports Park proposes to utilize approximately 17 acres adjacent to the new Crew Training Facility and existing MAPFRE Stadium.

The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the nation and has experienced record growth over the last five years. Recent projections estimate that the city is likely to double in population by 2050. Coupled with this growth is a substantial increase in the need for quality recreational opportunities that can serve a diverse, active, and inclusive population. The City recognizes that this demand is out pacing the development of spaces for a vibrant sports community like Columbus and i...

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