Kimley-Horn to spear head Apache, Pauite park upgrades, revitalization
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press
Scottsdale City Council has tapped Kimley-Horn and Associates to serve as the municipality’s on-call architect to provide design services for federally funded public facility projects.
Through approval of resolution No. 12470 Kimley-Horn will be paid an annual fee with a total spending ceiling of $120,000 for projects approved with funding from various Community Development Block Grant and CARES Act projects, city officials say.
Scottsdale City Council approved the measure at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Tuesday, May 17.
“The services requested under this contract will typically be for projects that are small- to medium-in-size and limited in scope,” said Assistant City Manager William B. Murphy in his report to City Council.
“All projects shall benefit low- and moderate-income persons or blighted areas. They shall include work with short deadlines, scopes that may need to be developed quickly, and/or require expertise on a wide range of subjects.”
Mr. Murphy, in his report to City Council, provided a litany of projects a part of design services rendered including examples like public park amenities, lighting, roadways and flood mitigation.
However, one project with immediate need is the Apache Park Playground replacement line item and the Paiute Park bathroom replacement, authorized under resolution No. 12130.
“This on-call contract may be renewed for up to four additional 1-year terms.” Mr. Murphy outlined tenets of the resolution.”The maximum annual contract term amount of per year shall not exceed $120,000. Renewal of the contract will be based on the successful performance by the firm and the needs of the city.”
Kimley-Horn came to the municipality through the request for qualification process whereas last November a call went out seeking architectural and design services for public projects attached to federal grant parameters.
Following the review of a three-person panel, Kimley-Horn is the most qualified applicant, city officials say. Also, Mr. Murphy provided background on costs associated with pending projects on tap for Kimley-Horn.
“The Apache Playground replacement is budgeted in FY 2021/22 at $81,376, with up to
10% percent of the budget reserved for architectural and design services,” he said.
“The Paiute Park Bathroom replacement is budgeted in FY 2021/2022 at $809,000, with up 10% percent of the budget reserved for architectural and design services.
All projects will remain within bounds of the spending ceiling set through ordinance, Mr. Murphy explains.
All future funds will be committed as specific federally funded projects are awarded through the annual CDBG funding process,” he said. “The maximum annual contract term amount per year shall be $120,000 and is consistent with anticipated requirements that would be suitable for execution of this contract over the next year.”