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Esprit Park Renovation

Posted on: June 3, 2022

Esprit Park Project Update 6/2!

Capital Project Update

We are happy to report that 100% bid documents have been submitted by the design team and shared with the Public Works Contract Preparation group, to prepare for advertisement to contractors. 

The set of drawings and specifications that comprise the 100% bid docs represent months of thoughtful detailing and cost estimating by the project team.  A few highlights of this work include the following:

  1. Working with the Department of Public Health and Public Works Site Assessment and Remediation (SAR) team to follow the necessary environmental measures to comply with the Maher Ordinance while also recognizing and building on the work that was done previously and minimizing impact to the mature existing canopy trees that we’re working to preserve
  2. Saving money, bringing in a unique and rustic aesthetic and minimizing impact to trees by converting concrete seat walls to reclaimed granite curb and slab seat walls
  3. Working with the SFPUC to build on and preserve as much drainage infrastructure as possible from what was installed in 2005
  4. Detailing tree protection decking with our consulting arborist and structural engineer to minimize impact to existing trees, provide a fun design feature for park users of all agers, meet accessibility requirements, and be maintainable by our staff 
  5. Working with a soils consultant to make a plan for the contractor and team to test and vastly improve the quality of the soils on site, so that the plants and trees that we add to the park can thrive for years to come

We are targeting advertisement to contractors ASAP, hopefully sometime this month, pending workflow of Public Works Contract Preparation and Contract Administration teams.

Our goal is to present award of construction contract to the Recreation and Park Commission in August and to start construction in October, pending Public Works being able to advertise the project in June.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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