City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
- 13th Street and Underwood Road Pavement Improvement Project - This project is for the repair of the paving joints and section along East 13th Street and Underwood Road. On August 21, 2018, City Council awarded the pavement improvement project to D&W Contractors in the amount of $170,050.
- Rehabilitation of the P Street Ground Storage Water Tank - This project is for the rehabilitation of the interior and exterior of the storage tank. It is being funded out of the 2017-A certificates of obligation. Dunham Engineering has been hired to perform the engineering design work for the rehabilitation of the tank at a cost of $65,000. The project is currently out for bid. Construction is expected to begin by December 2018.
- 2018 Lane Striping Project - City Council has approved an annual lane striping program. The 2018 Lane Striping Project includes portions of Georgia Ave., San Augustine St., 13th Street and East Blvd. The intersections and crosswalks on these streets, as well as the major intersections along Center St. and Luella Ave., will also be a part of this project. It will be funded out of the General Fund and is expected to begin during 4th quarter in 2018.
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. The project was split into two phases and is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654. In June 2017, Phase II of the project was awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685. Anticipated completion for Phase II is August 2019.
- Street Replacement Project - The City received $7.5 million from the sale of Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation for the Street Replacement Project and the construction of the new Animal Shelter. A portion of the funds, along with $1,633,813 allocated in the Capital Improvement Fund (FY 2017-2018), will fund the Street Replacement Project. The streets affected are West 9th Street from Boston Avenue to Center Street and West 12th Street from the dead end to Center Street, Arbor Drive, Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, Kelvin Lane, Amherst Lane, and Brown Lane. This project has been awarded to D&W Contractors in the amount of $5.1 million. Construction began in May 2018 and is anticipated to continue for 450 days. Construction on 9th Street and 12th Street are about 75% complete. Ridgeway Subdivision, which encompasses Arbor Drive, Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, and Kelvin Lane, is approximately 40% complete, while construction on Amherst Lane and Brown Lane is about 45% complete with an expected completion date in late summer of 2019.
- Construction of New Animal Shelter - The funds from the sale of the Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation will also be used for the construction of the new Animal Shelter. Quorum Architects, Inc. was hired to design and oversee the project. In April 2017, this project was awarded to Construction LTD in the amount of $2,240,668. The ground breaking ceremony was held on June 13, 2017, with construction starting shortly thereafter and expected to be completed by the 4th quarter in 2018.
Parks & Recreation
- Dow Park Pavilion Project - This project was identified as one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The City entered into a contract with Halff Associates as the architect and South Pool and Spa as the general contractor. However, the City terminated the contract with the previous general contractor and awarded a contract for the completion of the project to Millis Development and Construction, LLC. The project was funded with $1.5 million from Type B sales tax. The project, which included new restroom buildings and pavilion structures, was completed in September 2018. The public was invited to the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on September 27.
- Maxwell Adult Center - This project was also one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. The project is funded with $2 million from Type B sales tax. The City of Deer Park selected Halff Associates as the architect and Frost Construction as the general contractor for the project. Construction began in November of 2017. Demolition of the interior and site preparation for the new addition has been completed. The project has an expected completion date in December 2018.
- Girls Softball Complex - This project was included as one of seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election that was voted for by Deer Park residents. This project is funded by $3 million from Type B sales tax. The City selected Tandem Services as the general contractor and Halff Associates as the architect for this project. Construction began in January 2018. The project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by mid-December 2018.
- New Soccer Complex - This project is another one of the seven approved projects in the 2015 Type B dedicated sales tax election. The project is being funded with $4 million from Type B sales tax. The City of Deer Park selected Halff Associates as the architect and Tandem Services as the general contractor. Construction began in January 2018. The project is on schedule and is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
- CorWorth Concession and Restrooms - This project includes 2 pre-fabricated CorWorth restrooms. One, with concession and storage area, for the Adult Softball facility on Pasadena Blvd. and the other one with restrooms for the Claude Burgess Center. The total cost for both buildings is $284,243. This project has been completed.
- Wayfinding Program - A comprehensive wayfinding program was developed to educate and direct visitors to Deer Park, as well as engage those that are unaware of what the city has to offer. The Deer Park Civic Wayfinding System is intended to celebrate the history and vibrancy of the area, while giving special attention to the parks, recreation, and open spaces of Deer Park. The city’s approach was to implement the wayfinding system in phases over a period of several fiscal years. The wayfinding signs are classified as primary vehicular signs, secondary vehicular signs, tertiary vehicular signs, and monument signs (located in front of a park or city building). National Sign Plazas is the contractor approved to complete the initial phase of the project. This project is being funded out of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenues. Phase 1 signs are being adjusted and, at this time, 15 wayfinding signs are scheduled to be installed along Center Street and the surrounding perimeters of the city by the end of 2018. Four monument signs are already installed in parks around the city. Future phases are contingent upon the completion of the adjustments to Phase 1 signs.
- Deer Park Nature Preserve - Phase 1 was part of a voter approved General Obligation Bond program. $500,000 is allocated in bond funding for this project. The City applied for and received a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant in the maximum amount of $400,000 of which the City will match an equal amount. The project will consist of a parking area, decomposed granite trails, a gateway structure, as well as lighting along the walking trails and a sidewalk. RVI is the project architect. The City awarded construction of the project to Millis Development and Construction, LLC. There will be a separate contract for the restoration of the wetland area (conservation easement) under guidance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A conceptual plan envisions Phases 2 and 3, which include an education center and more, pending future funding availability. Phase 1 of the Deer Park Nature Preserve has been completed. The dedication is planned for the 1st quarter in 2019. The conservation easement area is being worked on with a scope of work and is expected to go out for bid by the end of 2018.
- Dow Park Pool Slides – $125,000 was budgeted in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for 2 new slides at Dow Park Pool. The slides were delivered and erected in September 2018. The slides will be ready for summer 2019! One slide is a fiberglass 36” open flume body slide, while the other is a fiberglass 96” family slide.
- Adult Complex Pavilion – There is a new 20' x 44' pavilion at the Adult Softball Complex to provide shade, as well as a place for visitors to gather and eat during league games and tournaments. The project was funded in the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget and installed this fall.
- Brookhollow Playlot and Big Bend Park – New playground equipment was funded in the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget for both Brookhollow Playlot and Big Bend Park. The equipment has been installed. Brookhollow Playlot received a playground block that children can climb on and go through, while Big Bend Park received a large rope structure that challenges children's dexterity and balance.