THE CITY OF SPOKANE HAS TO RETHINK PLANS FOR ONE OF
THE NEW PROJECTS IN RIVERFRONT PARK.
THEIR DESIGNS FOR THE ICE RINK AND SKYRIDE WERE
TOO EXPENSIVE... NOW, IT'S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU...
GRACE, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF THIS PROJECT LOOK LIKE?
CONSTRUCTION ON THE ICE RINK AND SKY RIDE FACILITY
HAS BEEN DELAYED A MONTH OR TWO, AND PROJECT DESIGNERS
ARE WORKING ON WAYS TO SCALE BACK ABOUT 400-THOUSAND
DOLLARS FROM THE DESIGN PLANS. THE CITY SAYS THE BUDGET
FOR THE "SOUTH BANK WEST" PART OF THE PARK, WHERE
THE ICE RINK WILL STAND, ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 6 MILLION
BUT THE CITY SAYS AS A WHOLE, RIVERFRONT PARK IS STILL
ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.
BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THIS AREA OF RIVERFRONT PARK
SHOULD BE TRANSFORMED.
right where we're standing here, is where the rec
rink is going to be in the future :3W4 22 ]] C2.5
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BUT THE START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE RECREATIONAL
RINK ICE RIBBON AND SKYRIDE FACILITY WILL BE DELAYED
A MONTH OR TWO, AS THE PROJECT RECENTLY HIT A BUMP
IN THE BUDGETING ROAD.
the rec rink we're in the process of doing a little
redesign, as we got toward the end of that project
and we did our last cost estimates, it came in a little
higher than we felt comfortable with :9W5 22 ]] C2.5
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THE PARKS BOARD RECENTLY APPROVED AN ADDITIONAL DESIGN
FEE OF MORE THAN 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DESIGN FIRM
STANTEC, TO REDUCE SOME OF THE COSTS.
we really focused on smaller items that could save
us some dollars :4W6 22 ]] C2.5 G 4 [[
SOME OF THOSE COST SAVING MEASURES WOULD INCLUDE REMOVING
BASALT COLUMNS, SIMPLIFYING THE LANDSCAPING AND REPLACING
SOME OF THE CONCRETE WITH ASPHALT. THE CHANGES COULD
SAVE THE CITY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR LEROY EADIE SAYS THEY
DON'T ANTICIPATE RUNNING INTO BUDGET CONCERNS LIKE
THIS WITH THE OTHER PARK PROJECTS.
This site had a little more challenge than we expect
on the other sites, but we also learned a lot on this
project too, it's the first project in the park under
this bond so we learned some strategies and techniques
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EADIE EXPLAINS IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THE 4 YEAR PARK
REDESIGN, THEY ARE STILL ON SCHEDULE TO FINISH BEFORE
witht he 64 million dollars we're going to deliver
on everything we said we were, new rec rink, new carousel
building, the pedestrian promenade the pavillion and
the north bank playground
CONSTRUCTION IS ALREADY UNDERWAY ON THE HOWARD STREET
BRIDGE, AND THE SAYS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WILL BID
ON THE ICE RINK PROJECT IN NOVEMBER..
YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE PARK PLANS AND A
TIMELINE FOR CONSTRUCTION ON EACH OF THEM... WE'VE
PUT A LINK TO THE RIVERFRONT PARK PLAN WEBSITE ON
LIVE IN RIVERFRONT PARK, I'M GRACE DITZLER, KXLY4