A design contract amendment allocating more funds to the repair and upgrade of the Grapevine Service Center—located at 501 Shady Brook Drive—was approved by council.

The amendment approved during the Sept. 19 meeting will cover the remaining cost of design for the facility, which was damaged by tornadoes that hit the city last December. During the severe weather, most of the service center was extensively damaged.

In a nutshell

The funding approval allocates a further $817,800 for a design period that is expected to take around 20 weeks, according to city documents. Council ratified a predesign contract with Brown Reynolds Watford Architects in February.

With the newly allocated funds and amended contract, the architecture firm will complete the remainder of the project’s construction and bidding documents. Accounting for the amendment and predesign contract, the total cost of the project to date is more than $1.06 million.

The details

In the amended contract, the following items have been earmarked.
  • Structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering
  • Technology design services
  • Fueling system and maintenance facility equipment
  • Building commissioning services
  • Construction administration
  • Limited civil engineering
  • Furniture selection
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation accessibility standard responses
  • Responses to submittals and requests for clarification