During Monday’s regular City Council session, members took the first step in the development and construction of the $10 million budgeted Eastside Sports Complex, and awarded the preconstruction services phase to Jordan Foster Construction Company.
The project was awarded under “design-build”, which groups the design and construction into one contract, which allows the City to better coordinate the entire project from start to finish.
“Parks and open spaces are so important for the health and quality of life of our community. Today’s award of these design-build services are a significant step in providing the Eastside with varied forms of recreational amenities,” said City Representative Michiel Noe of District 5.
The first phase of development of this 80 acre facility, which is located in far East El Paso near the intersection of Montwood and John Hayes, will focus on the development of a number of flat fields for various sports, one of which will be a championship style field with seating to accommodate spectators.
The complex will also include new ADA compliant restrooms, parking, and sidewalks, as well as a sheltered area with picnic tables and benches, which will allow food trucks to serve visitors and spectators during competitions or events. As part of the project a new storage and maintenance will be constructed, and a new hike and bike trail will constructed along the entire perimeter of the complex.
Design and construction of the first phase of the $10,000,000 Eastside Sports Complex is funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bonds. The remaining phases of the complex will be developed at a future date if funding becomes available.