TRAC input forums set
Area residents will have two chances to give input on the final details for the interior design of the Two Rivers Activity Center. The TRAC Board of Directors on Wednesday scheduled public forums for 7 p.m. June 23 and July 8 at locations to be d...
Area residents will have two chances to give input on the final details for the interior design of the Two Rivers Activity Center. The TRAC Board of Directors on Wednesday scheduled public forums for 7 p.m. June 23 and July 8 at locations to be decided later.
Jamestown voters approved a 1 percent sales tax to pay for construction of TRAC on June 2. The $28.6 million facility will serve as a community and activity center. TRAC will include basketball courts, weight rooms, an exercise track, pool and water features and an indoor turf field under a dome.
The public forums will give residents a chance to voice their opinions to Brian Berg, principal architect of the project for Zerr Berg Architects.
Berg said the next five to six weeks will be spent reviewing the basic plan and developing a schematic design, which includes conceptual plans and floor plans for the project but not detailed designs or specifications.
“We will do a refinement of what we’ve done and make sure we haven’t missed anything,” Berg said.
The input from the public could be included in the schematic design. After review and approval from the TRAC Board and Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission, the architect and engineers would move on to the design development stage where more detailed plans are developed by the beginning of September.
The architect would then develop construction documents through the winter with the project going for bids in January 2016 and construction starting in May 2016.
“We’re looking at a 17- to 18-month construction schedule so we are looking at opening in the fall of 2017,” Berg said.
The TRAC Board and Jamestown Parks and Recreation will choose a three- or four-person building committee to meet with the architect every two weeks during the planning process.
Zerr Berg Architects will also assist Parks and Recreation in developing the interview process to select an engineering firm to assist in the management of the construction project.
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