Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility and Riverview
Site Development Riverview Park Tree Salvage
Project Number 10-554-001 and 11-002-001
The City of Mesa has selected
as the Construction Manager at Risk
(CMAR) for this project.
The contractor's project work progress includes continuation of
all tasks in differing phases of buildings; playing fields,
underground infrastructure, civil site, stadium structures,
mechanical, plumbing, electrical, lake construction, park
construction, street lights, and SRP installations. Stadium
light towers have been set and structural detail work is now
underway with the large and main structures set. Lake liner is
installed and currently being welded to the lake wall. Placement
of the fish habitat is scheduled to begin this week. Completion
of the irrigation and pump house piping is ongoing and still on
track to begin SRP water delivery . Site work contractor began
this week and staking and preliminary sub-base grading for the
curb and gutter as well as sports field work, including light
Construction on this project began in March 2012 is anticipated to be completed by December 2013.
On November 2, 2010, a majority of
City of Mesa voters approved and authorized the City to expend
funding in an amount greater than $1,500,000.00 to design and
construct a City-owned baseball stadium, training and practice
facility for the
Chicago Cubs. The Facility will be used
for the Cactus League spring training baseball games. The
Chicago Cubs will commit their Western operations headquarters
for their spring training games and year-round player
development activities to the City for the next 30 years, with
options to increase the terms of the agreement beyond 30 years.
The City and the Cubs have agreed to utilize the Riverview Site
which is City-owned property located at the northwest corner of
Dobson Road and 8th Street in Mesa. The City’s cost
to design and construct the Stadium and related facilities is
limited to $84 million, with an additional cost to design and
construct public infrastructure not to exceed $15 million. These
limits were established by the election.
On October 17, 2011 City Council approved the Hunt
Construction Group, Inc. as the CMAR for this project. This
method of contracting allows the contractor to be selected based
on qualifications. In addition, the CMAR is selected during the
design process and participates in design, cost estimating, and
overall project schedule development. A well-qualified
contractor who is involved during the design of the project can
reduce risks that result in a higher quality project that is
completed within the desired timeframe.
The Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility and Riverview Site Development
project is anticipated to be delivered by the CMAR using
multiple contract awards. The first contract award to be bid by
the CMAR was the Riverview Park Tree Salvage. This work was
awarded on February 27, 2012 in the amount of $423,980.70 and
has been completed.
The second contract award to be bid by the CMAR is the
Demolition, Mass Grading, and Infrastructure Utilities. This
work includes demolition of existing improvements on the golf
course and park sites, the mass grading of the entire site, and
the installation of infrastructure utilities (water, sanitary
sewer, natural gas and storm drain) on the Riverview site. This
work was awarded on July 9, 2012 in the amount of 7,923,610.00
and is currently underway.
Other contracts that are anticipated to be bid by the CMAR
over the next several months include the foundations and
structural steel package, the baseball complex package, and the
park improvement package.
(Riverview Park Tree Salvage) - The
recommended total award amount for this project is $423,980.70
based upon a GMP of $385,437.00 plus an additional $38,543.70
(10% allowance for change orders). Funding is available in the
FY 11/12 Cubs Stadium Bond program.
GMP #2 (Demolition,
Mass Grading, and Infrastructure Utilities for the Riverview
site) - The recommended total award
amount for this project is $7,923,610 based upon a GMP of
$7,203,282 plus an additional $720,328 (10% allowance for change
orders). Funding is available in the FY 12/13 Cubs Stadium Bond
(Structural Steel Package)
- In design.
(Baseball Complex Package) - In design.
GMP #5 (Park
Improvement Package) - In design.