Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility and Riverview Site Development Riverview Park Tree Salvage

Project Number 10-554-001 and 11-002-001


 

Project Updates

02/03/2014

 
Project is complete

The City of Mesa has selected Hunt Construction Group as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for this project.

Project Schedule

 

Construction on this project began in March 2012 was completed in December 2013.

Project Details

 

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.

Project Funding

 

GMP #1 (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 program.

GMP #3 (Structural Steel Package) - In design.

GMP #4 (Baseball Complex Package) - In design.

GMP #5 (Park Improvement Package) - In design.