SLP plans to contract construction management

Spring Lake Park is looking for construction management services for its new public works building project.

The city council Nov. 5 unanimously approved sending out requests for proposal (RFP) for the job.

The RFPs will be send to a list of potential bidders the city received from Ham Lake, which recently went through a similar process, said City Administrator Barb Nelson.

Among the chosen company’s duties will be to work with the project architect, develop a project budget and lead the construction of the facility.

Although the project plans have not been finished, the preliminary plan is to expand the existing detached garage on the north side of Spring Lake Park City Hall with a 6,000 square-foot addition to increase the city’s storage space, said Nelson.

Currently the only storage space the city has is the garage attached to city hall, built in 1975, and the detached garage.

It is hoping to start construction in the spring with completion in the summer, Nelson said.

According to Nelson, the city plans on using a general obligation bond to pay for the estimated $565,000 cost.

Spring Lake Park will be accepting RFPs until Nov. 26 and council expects to select a construction management services provider at its Dec. 3 meeting.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]