Dear Mission Dolores Park Neighbors,
Due to unforeseen challenges, the first phase of the construction taking place on the north side of the Park is now going to be delayed by as much as four months, and is expected to be completed by early 2015. Shortly after, the second phase of the construction will take place on the south side of the Park. The construction delay costs an additional $2.2 million bringing the total project budget to $20.5 million; the project budget comes from the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, except the additional funding which is provided by the Parks Bond contingency reserve. The construction delay is due to the following:
– During the construction of the new restroom and maintenance building, excessive ground water was uncovered and had to be extracted before the contractor could continue on with the construction;
– After the extraction of the excessive water, soil had to be reinforced in order to stabilize the ground; and
– Soil remediation work was required to be performed and completed.
We want to thank you for your patience during the Mission Dolores Park improvement, and we apologize for any inconvenience this process may have caused. We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of Mission Dolores Park with you in fall 2015. Thank you once again for your patience and support.