Apex PRD 2016 Bond Issue Projects

Thank You Voters

On Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016, Apex Park and Recreation District announced preliminary results for the mail ballot election. Voters approved the ballot question proposing the renovation/expansion/construction of six facilities in various locations around the district.

14,294 voted yes on Issue A and 9,199 voted no – passing the bond issue to renew the existing $25 million Apex Center bond for 20 years. Ballots were mailed to more than 80,000 active registered voters of Apex Park and Recreation District.

For more information, please contact Katie Groke Ellis at 303-463-4270 or /* email hidden; JavaScript is required */.

The bond will fund the following projects

Secrest Center

Slide066820 W. 66th Ave.

Construct 21,521+ sq. ft. replacement recreation center to include small weight room, community/aerobics area teen center, small gym, locker rooms, warm water therapy pool. Swimming pool and inline hockey rink will remain.

Estimated Complete Date: 2nd quarter 2018

Project Budget: $7,442,806

Recent Activity:

  • Continue to coordinate draft IGA to city and school district
  • Apex Board approved contract with BRS for design
  • Selected 3 firms to be interviewed for CMGC in early December

Next:

  • Complete approval of IGA, by City, School district and Apex
  • Complete CMGC process with contract for Apex Board approval January 5, 2017
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops
  • Reach resolution with City of Arvada on storage of Simms Street dirt at Secrest.
  • Apply to begin city process

General Comments:

  • Continue to work through issues with the city planning department

Fitzmorris Site Center/Pool

Slide18Independence St. and W. 62nd Pl.

Construct 8,500+ sq. ft. recreation center, six lane pool to include small weight room, community/aerobics area.

Estimated Complete Date: 2nd quarter 2018

Project Budget: $4,895,931

Recent Activity:

  • Continue to coordinate draft IGA to city and school district
  • Apex Board approved contract with BRS for design
  • Selected 3 firms to be interviewed for CMGC in early December

Next:

  • Complete approval of IGA, by City, School district and Apex
  • Complete CMGC process with contract for Apex Board approval January 5, 2017
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops
  • Reach resolution with City of Arvada on storage of Simms Street dirt at Secrest.
  • Apply to begin city process

General Comments:

  • Continue to work through issues with the city planning department

Arvada Tennis Center

Slide286430 Miller Street

Renovate eight outdoor courts with post tension surfaces, new lights, fences. Addition of facility with four new indoor courts and controlled access to all areas of the tennis complex.

Estimated Complete Date: 4th quarter 2017

Project Budget: $5,760,810

Recent Activity:

  • Selected Fransen Pittman as the CMGC
  • Set up a preconstruction workshop for early December when SS/DD drawings are complete for cost estimating
  • Decided putting the building in the flood plain and working through the federal requirements would not delay the project but allows for improved design of the site

Next:

  • Contract with Fransen Pittman for pre-construction services
  • Contract with Fransen Pittman for CMGC contract to be presented to Apex Board January 5
  • Present SS/DD design concepts to Apex Board on January 5 along with early cost estimate
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops

Lutz Sports Complex Improvements

Slide3310664 W. 58th Ave.

Construct a new four-field baseball/softball pod complex with lighting, parking, restroom/concession.

Estimated Complete Date: 3rd quarter 2017

Project Budget: $4,310,000

Recent Activity:

  • Apex Board approved contract with DHM Design
  • Selected 4 CMGC firms to be interviewed in December
  • Apex District Services and Arvada Park department demolished fencings, one building, field lights
  • DHM completed early concept drawings anticipate providing update to Apex Board January 5, 2017
  • Site utilities have been located.

Next:

  • Select CMGC, prepare contract for January 5, 2017 Apex Board consideration
  • Complete city planning process
  • Continue working on SD/DD drawings

Apex Center – Renovation, Splash Pad Addition

Slide3713150 W. 72nd Ave.

Construct 7,800 sq. ft. outdoor splash pad, renovate aquatics area center pool, renovate indoor playground.

Estimated Complete Date: June 2017

Project Budget: $1,553,895

Recent Activity:

  • Design and costing efforts continue
  • Review early cost estimate from Growling Bear Construction and determine priorities for the project to stay within budget
  • Finalizing CMGC contracts for Apex Board consideration

Next:

  • Coordinate with CMGC and BRS on milestone schedule for 2017
  • Make decisions on design elements
  • Review soils report as it pertains to the splash pad

Long Lake Ranch Regional Park Improvements

Slide50-a17850 W. 64th Ave.

Construct two new baseball/softball fields, including backstops, to complete the first five-field complex, lighting for all five baseball/softball fields; construct a restroom/concession building. Construct two new synthetic multi-sport turf fields (lacrosse/rugby/football), with parking and lights.

Estimated Complete Date: 4th quarter 2017

Project Budget: $4,285,000

Recent Activity:

  • Apex Board approved contract with DHM Design
  • Selected 4 CMGC firms to be interviewed in December
  • Apex District Services and Arvada Park department demolished fencings, one building, field lights
  • DHM completed early concept drawings anticipate providing update to Apex Board January 5, 2017
  • Site utilities have been located.

Next:

  • Select CMGC, prepare contract for January 5, 2017 Apex Board consideration
  • Complete city planning process
  • Continue working on SD/DD drawings

Total estimated project budget: $28,248,442

Bond amount: -$25,000,000
Amount the City of Arvada will contribute towards an outdoor pool/rec center: -$3,100,000
Amount from Apex PRD General Fund: -$148,442

“The Apex PRD board and staff sincerely thanks the voters for their affirmation and support of world-class community recreation,” said Jeff Glenn, Apex PRD Board President. “It will be a busy and exciting time ahead as we put these plans into motion.”

Contact Apex Park and Recreation District in Arvada, CO

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