Artist’s rendition of new Chamizal Community Center | Courtesy MarmonMok
After a Tuesday morning vote, construction will soon begin on the Chamizal, Alameda and Lomaland community centers.
El Paso City Council awarded the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract – valued at approximately $22.5 million – to Jordan Foster Construction, LLC for the construction of these projects.
“Our residents and visitors want more things to do in El Paso and these three dynamic community centers will definitely increase our sense of place and expand our recreational and educational offerings,” Capital Improvement Department Director Sam Rodriguez said.
The community centers will accommodate sports, fitness, aerobics, games and outdoor activities. The Chamizal and Alameda community centers include a library combo component, which will allow the public to drop off, pick up and order books, as well as utilize other library resources such as computers.
Via a news release, city officials added, “The community recreation centers will be constructed using the construction manager at risk delivery method, which is efficient and cost effective…this method incorporates the use of a “Guaranteed Maximum Price,” which is an agreement declaring that the project will not cost the City above the agreed upon amount, unless changes are made to design or new services are requested and incorporated into the construction of the project.”
With this action, the City will now make the necessary preparations to begin the construction of these bond funded community recreation centers within the next few weeks.
The facilities will be located at:
Chamizal Community Center – 2119 Cypress Avenue
Alameda Community Center – 7380 Alameda Avenue
Lomaland Community Center – 709 Lomita Drive (Lomaland Park).