Blaine apartment upgrades approved

The Blaine City Council Sept. 20 approved three companies’ multiple bids for making improvements at the city-owned Blaine Courts and Cloverleaf Courts senior apartments.

Federal money is being used for upgrades at Blaine Courts (pictured) at Cloverleaf Courts. File photo by Tim Hennagir

Federal money is being used for upgrades at Blaine Courts (pictured) at Cloverleaf Courts. File photo by Tim Hennagir

Omann Brothers Paving of Albertville was awarded a contract totaling $69,237, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors of Eden Prairie bid $41,932 and MCM Interiors, LLC of St. Paul bid $32,345.71.

The work to be done at Blaine Courts, 701 85th Ave., includes new wallpaper and furniture in the lobby, forced air unit replacements and overlay and drainage corrections in the parking lot.

Cloverleaf Courts’, 1011 Cloverleaf Parkway, community room will get a major face-lift including new furniture, new window treatments and new counters and cupboards.

There will be boiler system upgrades in each building.

City staff had estimated these projects would cost $159,202. The bid amounts equaled $143,514.71.

The city received no bids on several other projects such as replacing and updating the monument sign and updating the exterior lights on the building, garages and parking lot at Blaine Courts. The council authorized city staff to contact contractors to seek quotes.

The city staff estimated cost for the non-bid items is $65,261.

The city will be utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars that originated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and were distributed by the Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com


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