PTC considers $74K study to enable $550K ‘senior’ revamp
An estimated $550,000 renovation of Peachtree City’s former recreation administration building will be discussed by the City Council Thursday night.
Council is also expected to approve a $174,900 bid to repair the leaking roof over the covered courts at the city tennis center, with the funds coming from the city’s $3 million facilities bond. When the roof leaks, it makes the courts useless for indoor play, according to city staff.
The renovation of the recreation building would allow it to be used for senior citizen programming that is now being provided by Fayette Senior Services under a contract with the city. Council is being asked to approve a design cost of up to $74,000 for the project.
Funds for project design also would come from the city’s $3 million facilities authority bond.
Some $194,000 of the cost is related to structural upgrades such as additional flooring support and a new sprinkler system, according to city staff. Both those upgrades are necessary because the building is going from a “business occupancy” to an “assembly occupancy.”
The renovations, estimated at $184,000, including some demolition, new walls, ceilings, electrical and replacement of the heating and cooling system.
A proposed drive-under canopy extension, which would allow patrons to exit vehicles at the front of the building, is tabbed at $114,000.
The city will need the design plans completed before it can put the construction work up for bid.
The cost estimates were provided by the city’s consulting engineering firm, Pond and Company, which would also perform the design work proposed by city staff. If the city only wants to design the first phase of the renovation, it will cost $59,000 but for design covering the first and second phases it will cost $74,000; both costs are included in the grand total estimate of $553,000.
The low bidder for the tennis center roof repair was NTEC Systems, which was just under the second-lowest bid of $176,200 from Watertight Roofing. The city got a total of five bids for the project, with the highest being $399,500 from MOPAC.