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Exec Team Update 6 6 11

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Monthly Construction Update June 2011

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Exec Team Update 6 6 11

  1. 1. City Executive Team Meeting June 20 2011 Waller Creek Update
  2. 2. Current Issues <ul><li>Tunnel Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design/Construction Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Public Outreach </li></ul>
  3. 3. Schedule Status 4 th Street Restoration Project 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Boathouse Bridge Rehabilitation Tunnel Inlet Outlet 8th Street Inlet Outlet Restoration Waterloo Restoration 8th Street Restoration Legend: Design Bid & Award Construction Today Tunnel Connect
  4. 4. Major Tunnel Contracts Construction Starts Early 2012 Early 2013 Late 2011 February 2011 ////// PERMIT READY AWARDED
  5. 5. Lady Bird Lake Trail Bridge <ul><li>Construction Status: </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge complete/open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Punch list items being addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Contract should be complete in a few weeks </li></ul>Concept Actual
  6. 6. PARD Boat Facility <ul><li>Construction Status: </li></ul><ul><li>Site utilities complete </li></ul><ul><li>Access road foundation has been placed </li></ul><ul><li>Boats cleared from storage building </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Building Demolition scheduled for late June </li></ul><ul><li>Four Season’s landscape screening complete </li></ul><ul><li>HACA landscaping proposal in development </li></ul>
  7. 7. PARD Boat Facility
  8. 8. Tunnel / 4th Street Sub-Project <ul><li>Construction Status: </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to proceed issued April 11, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental pre-construction complete </li></ul><ul><li>Several submittals under review </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pathway/Seating Area Lawn POND Overlook Sports Wet pond Inlet Sub-Project <ul><li>Design Status: </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Advertisement in July. </li></ul><ul><li>Permit process almost complete </li></ul><ul><li>Notice to Proceed still on track for October-November 2011 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tree Preventative Maintenance <ul><li>Austin Tree Experts awarded contract </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.austintreeexperts.com/waterloo.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Current Activities : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree pruning and mulching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site developed and linked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlet Heritage trees inspected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Steps : </li></ul><ul><li>This process will continue </li></ul><ul><li>until inlet contractor starts. </li></ul><ul><li>Permit issues need to be resolved </li></ul>
  11. 12. Outlet Sub-Project Design is 90% complete Permit revision to Boathouse Submitted and under review Council variance required
  12. 13. 8 th Street Creek Side Inlet 8 th St. - separate bid set 90% submittal due in June Natural looking Eco-Weirs and ponds
  13. 14. Restoration Projects <ul><li>(Outlet Restoration - Waterloo Restoration – 4 th & 8th St. restoration) </li></ul><ul><li>Design is 25- 30% complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Design is linked to site development but will be constructed in 2013. </li></ul><ul><li>Current Activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design is part of related area project for permitting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once approved, restoration will be bid as separate packages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional detail and coordination: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trellis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trees, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Define scope for construction packages – Late 2011 </li></ul>
  14. 15. Tunnel Cost Management <ul><li>Construction Budget = $106.7M </li></ul><ul><li>Vs. </li></ul><ul><li>JV Engineer Estimate = $114.2M </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Reduction Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Bids Come in under Estimate </li></ul><ul><li>Tunnel Construction (Work shop) </li></ul><ul><li>Inlet Additive Alternates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g., augers, compactors, generator) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outlet Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>8th Street Inlet </li></ul>
  15. 16. CIP Planning Efforts <ul><li>Tunnel Cost Management </li></ul><ul><li>Other Tunnel/Trail Funding Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Available/Anticipated City funds </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Grant Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USACE WRDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA STAG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAMPO STP MM Grant </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Waller Creek Conservancy <ul><li>Council recently approved two items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Execution of MOU – Design Competition, Joint Development Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment of a Local Govt. Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Press Coverage – AAS Article/Editorial </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Website – wallercreek.org </li></ul><ul><li>Design Competition ~ Sept. 2011 to May 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Target = $60 Million over 5 years </li></ul>
  17. 18. Waller Creek Conservancy <ul><li>Design Competition Phases </li></ul>Pre-competition Planning Now through August 2011 Competition Kick-off September 2011 Stage I: Portfolio Mid-November 2011 Stage II: Teams and Interview Mid-December 2011 Stage III: Design Concept December 2011 through May 2012 Post-competition May 2012 and beyond
  18. 19. Public Outreach <ul><li>Recent Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Groundbreaking – resulted in accurate news coverage in the following media: Fox News, KVUE, YNN, the Daily Texan , and the Statesman </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming Texas Waterfronts exhibit at the Capitol </li></ul><ul><li>Informative signs to be placed at 4th Street, boathouse, and Waterloo Park </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage in ASCE’s Civil Engineering Magazine </li></ul>
  19. 20. Upcoming Activities <ul><li>Recent Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with Design, Development, and Construction Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with SMBR to boost participation in inlet bidding process. Efforts will include notification to trade associations, minority-owned publications, and trade media such as Public Works , Engineering News and Construct magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Inlet pre-bid meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Inlet Stakeholder/Meet the Contractor Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Summer newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with Waller Creek Conservancy </li></ul>

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