Altamonte Springs seeks GC for $15M public park redevelopment project

The city of Altamonte Springs is looking for a general contractor to lead the demolition and new construction of its Westmonte Park, billed as a $15 million redevelopment project, according to an Invitation to Bid (ITB) issued on Tuesday.

The project involves the construction of approximately 27,100 square feet of new single-story buildings at the park, including administrative offices with a 4,695-square-foot multipurpose room and senior center, therapeutic pool, aquatic office and pool bathrooms, maintenance building and field restrooms, and a storage building for pool chemicals and equipment. 

In addition, the entire 11.34-acre site at 624 Bills Lane will be redeveloped to include a new outdoor swimming pool and deck, multiple sports courts and fields, parking, playgrounds and related infrastructure. 

The park's origin dates to the early 1970s, when the Spring Oaks neighborhood was under development and planners included a new park facility for residents. That Spring Oaks Recreation Center was purchased by the city in 1978, renamed Westmonte Park, and adapted in the decades to follow, most notably by adding a therapeutic pool in 1988. 

After nearly 50 years of use, the city's complete redevelopment and construction process is estimated to run 14 months. The park officially closes on Jan. 8, and all park activities will be postponed until the park reopens in Spring 2019 as the newly-named Westmonte Recreation Center. 

Applications for ITB no. 18-006-CE are due by Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. to Altamonte Springs' Procurement Division office in City Hall. A selection committee's recommendation for the award is expected by Jan. 9. 

Full documents for the bid opportunity can be found through the city's Procurement Division webpage. 

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