Update on Progress for Future Geneva Community Garden

Sunflowers_Victoria Manalo Draves Community Garden

Environmental remediation at the site has been completed.  Rec and Park was awarded a second Housing Related Parks Grant this year, which is a tremendous help since environmental remediation costs were higher than anticipated.

Target schedule is as follows:

Advertise to contractors: fall 2015

Begin construction: winter 2016

Open garden: late summer 2016

We are working closely through the value engineering process to make sure we have sufficient funding for what we’re proposing and adjust to include an additive alternate and make minor design changes as necessary.   Our goal is to deliver as much of the full project as possible.

We’re also involved with the PUC storm water compliance ordinance submittal, which is a new requirement since the project was initiated.  Once we are out to bid and have a tighter schedule, we will also post a banner on the perimeter fence of the site and work on outreach to get garden plots assigned.

Thanks for your patience and stay tuned for updates as we have them!