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Osceola County's Austin-Tindall Regional Park will be expanded this year.
Osceola County's Austin-Tindall Regional Park will be expanded this year. (Osceola County)

Osceola County's $6 million expansion at Austin-Tindall Regional Park drew bids on Tuesday from three local architecture firms and seven construction companies.

The project calls for improvements to the park's existing fields - bringing all to FIFA standards - as well as the addition of two new fields and a new championship field and stadium with seating for up to 2,000 spectators. Austin-Tindall is located at 4100 Boggy Creek Road, in Kissimmee.

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The master plan also includes additional restrooms, lighting, concession stands, pavilions, parking and signage. The design contract scope of work includes master planning, schematic design, engineering and construction administration. The firms submitting bids are:

Chastain-Skillman - the Lakeland firm designed Auburndale's Lake Myrtle Park

KTH Architects - the Pennsylvania-based firm with an office in Orlando has designed sports complexes and YMCA buildings
Florida Architects Inc. -  the Orlando-based firm has designed buildings on multiple college campuses, as well as a new Boys and Girls Club in Osceola County.

Bids for construction manager at-risk were also due this week. The following firms will compete for the contract: Arnco Construction, St. Cloud; Burkhardt Construction, West Palm Beach; Clancy & Theys, Orlando; Gilbane Construction, Kissimmee; The Jordan Companies, Orlando; Welbro/Quinn Constructors, a joint venture based in St. Cloud; and Wharton-Smith Construction Group, Sanford.

Both the architects and construction companies that make the county's shortlist will be invited to present to the selection committee. The presentations are tentatively scheduled for Jan. 20. The contracts are scheduled to be awarded in February.

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