December Start Date Possible For Athletic Complex

Friday, November 30, 2018

Work on the stalled Glenwood Athletic Complex project could begin as early as Dec. 1 if all goes as planned with revised architectural specifications and plans, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

The $4.9 million overhaul to the complex was expected to begin with demolition Oct. 12, but work was suspended the day prior when the district had no bids on the project. The demolition part of the contract was awarded to Mark Hughes Construction and was expected to wrap up this week. The construction phase of the new complex was to begin Oct. 24 and wrap up Aug. 1, 2019.

All of those plans were placed on hold as the district and its architects, HSR, Inc., sort out the issues that failed to secure a willing construction partner for the long gestating project.

The district held a meeting with “key personnel” and representatives from HSR. Among the topics of discussion were why the project received no bids and what the plan is moving forward. While Embray said there was no single reason to come out of that meeting as to why the process garnered no bids, he said discussions went well and both sides “talked through the issues” within the complex from specs, to scope, to timeline, to building material costs.

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