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File #: 2037-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Moody Nolan for the Community Creative Campus and Park Design Project; to authorize the appropriation of $1,150,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Special Purpose Fund 2223, Subfund 222356; to authorize the transfer of $95,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Permanent Improvement Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $1,767,230.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, Permanent Improvement Fund, and Special Purpose Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,767,230.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Community Creative Campus Design - FINAL - ATTACHMENT

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Moody Nolan for the Community Creative Campus and Park Design Project. The contract amount is $1,617,230.00, with a contingency of $150,000.00, for a total of $1,767,230.00 being authorized by this ordinance.

The City of Columbus is developing a new Community Creative Campus and Park in Olde Towne East. This project will provide creative programming and wellness activities for the community. Many of the popular programs from the Golden Hobby Shop and Martin Janis Community Senior Center will be provided at this Campus. The opportunity to offer new programs and amenities in this space is also being explored. In the fall of 2020, a contract with Pizzuti Solutions was approved by City Council to assist the Department with the planning and preliminary design stages of the Community Creative Campus and Park. There was also extensive community outreach during the spring of 2021 to help determine the programs and amenities desired by the community. This planning and preliminary engineering work is nearly complete and it is now time to begin the design in order to meet the goal of starting construction in late 2022. An extensive quality based selection process took place and the selection committee recommended a contract with Moody Nolan for professional architectural and engineering services for the Community Creative Campus. The goal is for the project to be completed during the first half of 2024.
This project’s mission is to support the ability of the Recreation and Parks Department to meet the needs of Columbus residents by creating facilities that are stimulating, providing support for the arts and creative community, as well as providing important park space for the Olde Towne East Community. This 4 acre site, formerly the Douglas School property, was purchased in 2020. With the procurement of this property, we acquired a unique opport...

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