The City of Lake Mary is seeking a landscape contractor to build the first phase of its new Heritage Park, to be located on the city's east end nears its SunRail station.
The land that is being used was donated to the city for public use and currently contains trees and open space. It is at Greenleaf Lane and Palmetto Street, adjacent to Lake Mary Cemetery.
The project, planned for about an acre, will cost roughly $500,000 and be built in two phases.
The scope of work for Phase 1 includes vertical/flatwork hardscape, landscaping and tree installation, irrigation, interpretive signs, general park amenities and conduit for future electrical improvement. A new entry feature will include masonry columns clad in cast stone with custom metal features.
The Phase 1 budget is $196,000. The city will dip into its impact fees, which run into the tens of thousands of dollars for a typical project, to pay for this first phase of the park.
CPH, Inc., out of Sanford has served as the civil engineer, surveyor and landscape architect on the Heritage Park plans thus far.
Phase 1 will include natural paths, paver walks, landscaping, shade trees, historical interpretive signs and benches. City officials expect this part of the park to be done about 90 days from the beginning of construction.
The second phase, which is expected for 2019, will feature a memorial containing a fountain with military emblems, a memorial wall and an homage to the police and fire people who have served the city.
Questions about the project documents and bid process can be submitted by April 28 to the city's purchasing agent. Bids are due on May 9 by 2 p.m. to the city manager's office in Lake Mary.
Complete bid documents for contract no. 17-05 can be found through Lake Mary's Procurements Division.