TROY — Major changes to the city of Troy’s Riverfront Development project are in progress.
According to the director of public service and safety Patrick Titterington, the Marina building renovation project is ongoing, despite the contract’s completion date of July 31.
Tipp City’s Bruns General Contracting was awarded the contract for the Marina building at Treasure Island Park with a successful bid of $959,274, including all alternates for the project. The renovation of the building began last January.
“Due to changes to structural steel design and weather, our new date is closer to November,” Titterington said. “However, that’s a draft date that we’re still working with the contractor on.”
Titterington said there is “nothing major or anticipated” in regards to change orders or construction overages at this time.
The Marina’s building tower is nearly complete, roof and HVAC improvements are underway, Titterington said. The building’s balcony extensions and entrance reconstruction will soon follow, he said. Other improvements include the renovated and expanded ADA compliant restrooms and entrance, “Fireplace Room” as a special meeting area and the outdoor recreation rental area along with a seasonal snack bar.
The utility work inside the interior of the building is almost complete.
“Once the roof is finished, the rest of the interior finish work will be completed,” Titterington said.
The city is still seeking a new restaurant tenant to occupy the facility once work has been complete.
“We have had conversations with various interested businesses,” Titterington said. “Soon, we will have site visits for potential tenants and then look to begin the process to find someone.”
Tin Roof on the Miami Restaurant announced last winter it would not wait for the renovation to be completed. The resturant has moved its operations to a mobile “food truck” unit.
With the delay in construction of the renovation of the Marina building, no grand opening date has been set.
Site work continues outside of the Marina at Treasure Island Park. The contract for Treasure Island Park was awarded to Double Jay Construction of Englewood for $1.686 million last May.
The park portion of the project is set to be complete this winter, with final grass and seeding to be done next spring, Titterington said.
Improvements to the park include a walking trail, gazebo, new entrance, and amphitheater. A grant for $150,000 was awarded to improve the parking lot area of the park. The city also dedicated a steel lighthouse with grant from the Troy Foundation. The park will also incorporate dozens of historic canal lock blocks recovered from the demolition of the ITW/Hobart manufacturing building.
Earlier this month, council as a whole unanimously agreed to move forward with the final piece of the city’s Riverfront Development project at Hobart Arena. The $7.3 million renovation and expansion project design calls for approximately 26,282 square feet of added space mostly to the north of the arena for “back-of-the-house” operation to set up for arena shows, locker rooms, kitchen and multi-purpose area. Renovation work will expand the arena’s corridor to improve pedestrian flow, improved and expanded restroom facilities, improved and expanded concession stand access. Once the bid process is approved and complete, the project is estimated to take 10-12 months to complete.
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