City of Silverton: Design process for Civic Center proceeds

July 2021 Posted in Community

The City continues the design process on the new Civic Center project. The City Council authorized Mackenzie to undertake the next step in the design process at the April 5, 2021 Council Meeting that includes preparing the Construction Document, Building Permits, Bidding, and Construction Administration.

The Construction Documents will detail everything in the building and how it will be constructed, from what kinds of door knobs will be installed to what types of screws are to be used. The City design team continues to meet with the Architect to work through the Construction Documents. This will then lead into the project receiving building permits and putting the project out to bid, which is anticipated to occur in Fall 2021. This will lead to the City hiring a contractor to do the construction, which is anticipated to start in Spring 2022. Construction is estimated to take about 15 months.

In a third round of Economic Impact Payments from the federal government, known as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Oregon received nearly $2.6 billion dollars. Legislative leadership set aside $240 million and invited legislators to submit proposals for their districts. Representatives in the amount of $2 million and senators in the amount of $4 million, limited to four projects per district. If approved, the funding requests will be appropriated in a budget bill for passage in both chambers.

The funding priorities for House District 18 included $500,000 for Silverton’s Police facility/City Hall construction project.

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