Downtown Building Rehabilitation for Higher Education Reuse
- Project Number CP0070
This project has been awarded to
Construction on this project began July 2012
and is estimated to be completed in August 2013.
In January 2012, the City announced that
Benedictine University would be coming to Mesa and would occupy
the former Tri-City Community Center located at 225 E Main
Street starting classes in the fall of 2013. The Economic
Development department has negotiated a fifteen year lease
agreement with Benedictine University.
In April 2012, Council approved both the
selection of D.L. Withers Construction as the CMAR and the award
of the interior demolition and abatement phase labeled GMP #1.
The contractor has finished work associated with that phase and
is prepared to begin the renovation phase.
The renovation package, GMP #2 includes
improvements to the existing building to provide classrooms,
offices, and student and community gathering spaces. The 34,374
square feet on the first floor will be built out and an
additional 8,000 square feet on the second floor will be
completed; a total of approximately 42,500 square feet of the
Building improvements also include new
mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure. Site
improvements include a landscape plaza, signage, parking lot
improvements, landscaping and water retention.
The recommended total award for GMP #2 package is
$9,002,565 based on the CMAR proposal of $8,184,150
plus an additional $818,415 (10% contingency
allowance for change orders). This project is funded
by the Economic Investment Fund (included in the
City's Enterprise Fund).