City Construction Projects

The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:

Parks and Recreation

  • Tallow Mitigation at the Deer Park Nature Preserve - Tallow mitigation was one of the elements in Phase 1 of the Deer Park Nature Preserve project located at 2500 E. 13th Street. City staff worked with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the native wetland vegetation in this 17-acre wetland. This phase included the removal of Chinese tallow trees and other non-native tree species, as well as the removal of buttonbush shrub, Cherokee rose, Yaupon shrub, blackberries, and other herbaceous vegetation. Tree removal was accomplished through girdling, while shrubs were removed using a stump spray and foliar application. Funding for the Deer Park Nature Preserve included a $400,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant, as well as $500,000 in City bond funds. The project is expected to be completed this fall.
  • Northeast Hike and Bike Trails – The City of Deer Park received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the future Northeast Hike and Bike Trail. RVi Planning was selected as the landscape architecture firm to develop the design and layout of the trail. According to the preliminary conceptual design, the trail will begin at Park Green Park and extend south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. Surveyors gathered data from the trail site to use in the final design and construction documents.
  • Deer Park Soccer Complex - The Deer Park Soccer Complex, located at 901 East Blvd., is near completion. City staff is working with Tandem Services, LLC to finish the remaining elements of the project. The parking lot, concession/restroom facility, plaza area, field grading, and field lighting are complete. Sod was installed on 2 of the fields, while the remaining 4 fields were hydromulched using sprigs. The fields are currently in the "grow in" phase of the project and are expected to be ready for play this fall. This project was funded by Type B dedicated sales tax.
  • Community Recreation Center and Aquatic Study – On November 6, 2018, City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for the development of a community center and aquatic needs assessment. The assessment would include 3 conceptual project options, as well as the budgets, conceptual site plan assessments, study assumptions, and a schedule of meetings. Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects made several presentations to City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, and the Parks and Recreation Commission. City staff will take the needs assessment and site location information obtained from Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects into consideration when discussing the renovation and expansion of the Community Center and Earl Dunn Gym, which includes an indoor swimming pool. This project is being funded with Type B dedicated sales tax.
  • Hike and Bike Trails – The initial phase of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system began on February 5, 2019 when City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the trails. Currently, Burditt Consultants is working on project design and management, as well as other services as required by the scope of work for site feasibility and trail master plan implementation. The consultants are also in the process of developing the preliminary design and estimated cost. The committee, consisting of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff, continues to work closely with the consultants and contribute ideas. This phase is expected to be completed this fall. This project is funded by Type B dedicated sales tax.
  • Historic Pratt Truss Bridge Repairs - City Council approved repairing the historic Pratt truss bridge and awarded the bid to Gibson & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $471,950 on February 19, 2019. City staff, architectural consultants from RPS, as well as representatives from Gibson & Associates, Inc., and Touchstone Golf attended preliminary and pre-construction meetings to discuss logistics and other relevant aspects of the project. The project includes mobilization of materials and labor, replacing steel members, repairing section loss with steel members, filling voids with metal repair composite, as well as cleaning, abrasive blasting, and painting steel. The project is being funded with hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds. Construction began in July 2019 and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

Public Works

  • Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects - CobbFendley was hired to perform engineering services to develop ways to alleviate flooding associated with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey rain event. In June 2018, the initial agreement focused engineering design services on Heritage Addition and Deer Meadows Subdivisions. Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions were added in February 2019. In June 2019, the agreement was amended to also include an analysis of historical repetitive flooded areas in the city. The project includes using the rational method to determine flows and the small watershed method to create hydrographs. The provided plans will be used to obtain storm sewer information, while XPSWMM software will be utilized to model the existing and proposed storm sewer. The total contract price with CobbFendley is $504,290. The project is being funded with Series 2007 Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds. It is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019. CobbFendley plans to present its findings to City Council shortly thereafter.
  • Waterline Rehabilitation, Holton Avenue - This project involves pipe- bursting 250 linear feet of 8" waterline on Holton Avenue due to multiple line breaks in the existing dated pipe. Services were purchased from SKE Construction, LLC through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program. The project is being funded with Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation Water/Sewer Bond Funds and is expected to be completed by end of August 2019 at a total cost of $74,067.44.
  • Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, Regency Park Subdivision - This project involves pipe-bursting 4,700 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe in the Regency Park Subdivision. Services were purchased from Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) - South Central through the H-GAC Cooperative Purchasing Program. The project will be funded with Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019 at a total price of $370,675.
  • Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation, Phase 4 - This phase of the project will focus on 56 manholes that will be lined with structural epoxy liner. The existing manholes have deteriorated over the years and are in need of repair. This is part of the city's annual maintenance to guard against failures and overflows. The epoxy liner system prevents additional damage by sewer gases and manhole failure, therefore prolonging the life of the system. Services were purchased from Fuquay, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program. The project will be funded with Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation Water/Sewer Bond Funds. Construction began this summer and is expected to be completed in October 2019 at a cost of $249,983.88.
  • 2019 Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project, Park Meadows Subdivision, Sections 1-4 - This project involves pipe-bursting 23,680 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe and manhole rehabilitation in the Park Meadows Subdivision, Sections 1-4. The existing sanitary pipe is made of clay and its poor condition is causing line failures and sewer overflows. The project is part of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative to rehabilitate sewer lines in areas/subdivisions with overflow issues and severely deteriorated pipe. Services for this project were purchased from Vaught Services, Inc. through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. This project is being funded with Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds. Construction began in March 2019 and is expected to be completed in March 2020 at a total cost of $1,957,242.05.
  • Sanitary Sewer Pipe-Bursting of 18-inch Force Main, Phase 1 - This project is part of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative to rehabilitate sewer lines in areas/subdivisions with overflow issues and severely deteriorated pipe. Services for this project were purchased from Vaught Services, Inc. through the TIPS Cooperative Purchasing Program. This project involves pipe-bursting 3,300 linear feet of the 18-inch sanitary sewer force main, the main sewer line for the city’s largest lift station running from the South Plant Lift Station to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. This main sewer line has experienced many failures over the past couple of years. The project will be divided into phases in order to maintain service for our residents. Other phases, although under a different contract, will be done in conjunction with phase 1; however, ultraviolet (UV) liner technology will be used for sections that run through backyard easements. Series 2016 Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds provide funding for this project. The project is expected to be completed in December 2019 at a cost of $1,398,595.80.
  • Sanitary Sewer Pipe-Bursting of 18-inch Force Main, Phase 2 - This project is also part of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative to rehabilitate sewer lines in areas/subdivisions with overflow issues and severely deteriorated pipe. Phase 2 consists of lining the 18-inch sanitary sewer force main with an ultraviolet (UV) liner. The existing force main is in poor condition and has had many line failures over the years. The UV liner is being used for sections in phase 2 to minimize disruption to residential properties that have a backyard utility easement. Funding for this project is provided by Series 2017-A Certificates of Obligation Bond Funds. Services were purchased from Fuquay, Inc. through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program. This project is expected to be completed in December 2019 at a cost of $657,225. Phases 1 and 2 are occurring concurrently.
  • Rehabilitation of the P Street Ground Storage Water Tank - This project is for the rehabilitation of the interior and exterior of the storage tank. It is being funded out of the Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation. Dunham Engineering was hired to prepare the engineering design work for the rehabilitation of the tank and perform the inspections on the tank at a cost of $65,000. MK Painting  was hired for painting services in the amount of $339,000. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019.
  • Lane Striping Project - The Lane Striping Project includes portions of Georgia Ave., San Augustine St., 13th Street, and East Blvd. The intersections and crosswalks on these streets, as well as the major intersections along Center St. and Luella Ave., will be a part of this project. The project was awarded to Semper Striping, LLC in the amount of $147,487.37 and is being funded through the General Fund. Work for this project started in July 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019.
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Phase 2 - This project is identified in the 10-year Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan. The project was split into two phases and is being funded with Certificates of Obligation. Phase I of the project was awarded to CSA Construction and was completed in February 2017 at a cost of $4,998,654. In June 2017, Phase II of the project was awarded to LEM Construction in the amount of $13,636,685. Anticipated completion for Phase II is anticipated to be in September 2019.  
  • Street Replacement Project - The City of Deer Park received $7.5 million from the sale of Series 2015 Certificates of Obligation for the Street Replacement Project and the construction of the new Animal Shelter. A portion of the funds, along with $1,633,813 allocated in the Capital Improvement Fund (FY 2017-2018), funds the Street Replacement Project. The streets affected are West 9th Street from Boston Avenue to Center Street and West 12th Street from the dead end to Center Street, Arbor Drive, Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, Kelvin Lane, Amherst Lane, and Brown Lane. This project has been awarded to D&W Contractors in the amount of $5.1 million. Construction began in May 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of September 2019. Construction on 9th Street and 12th Street is complete. Ridgeway Subdivision, which encompasses Arbor Drive, Baron Lane, Cork Lane, Dahlia Lane, Ember Lane, Fleet Lane, Glacier Lane, Hastings Lane, Iris Lane, Justin Lane, and Kelvin Lane, is approximately 95% complete, while construction on Amherst Lane and Brown Lane is about 80% complete.