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File #: 1082-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to modify an existing contract with Burgess and Niple for the Olentangy Trail - Arena District Connector Project; to authorize the transfer of $126,463.51 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $126,463.51 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($126,463.51)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Olentangy Trail - Arena District Connector Design Modification - FINAL - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify an existing contract with Burgess and Niple for the Olentangy Trail - Arena District Connector Project. The modification amount being authorized by this ordinance is $126,463.51.

This contract modification is for additional design and construction engineering services required to complete the new Olentangy Trail pedestrian connector bridge as well as a new 3.5 acre park located downtown along the east bank of the Olentangy River. During construction, additional tasks were determined to be necessary to be included into the project by the Department of Public Utilities. It is not practical to procure these additional services from another vendor since Burgess and Niple has provided the specific engineering services associated with these two projects and the tasks were needed to be completed during construction to avoid incurring contract delay costs. The cost of the modification was determined by established hourly rates and negotiated effort hours remaining to complete the scope of work by the project team.

The Department was awarded Clean Ohio Trails Funds, through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in 2018 to build a bridge from the Olentangy Trail to a newly improved Nationwide Boulevard and Confluence Village, a major redevelopment in downtown Columbus. Since opening in July of 2021, the bridge has been used by thousands of pedestrians and cyclists. Also, the Recreation and Parks Department is nearly complete with a new 3.5 acre park along the Olentangy River, enabling a significant downtown greenspace to be opened to further compliment the new commercial and residential developments underway in the area, including the recently opened new home of the Columbus Crew.

Principal Parties:
Burgess and Niple, Ltd.
5085 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
John Shanks (614) 459-2050 ...

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