City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
Parks and Recreation Department
Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects
- Deer Park Soccer Complex, 901 East Blvd. - The new $4 million complex is complete with parking lot, concession/restroom facility, and plaza area. Construction for the project started in January 2018 and was completed by Tandem Services, LLC in August 2019. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Crew continues to monitor the fields and purchase amenities for the complex.
- Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - On February 5, 2019, City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. 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. Anticipated cost for this project is $500,000. The committee, consisting of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff, selected Phase 1 as a 1.04 mile Tributary B to Willowspring Creek. Contract for construction design services with Burditt Consultants, LLC for Phase 1 was approved by the Community Development Corporation on October 28, 2019 and by City Council on November 5, 2019. Anticipated completion is fall 2020.
- 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 is discussing the conceptual design of the new Community Center and Earl Dunn Gym, which includes an indoor swimming pool, as well as a future contract agreement with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects.
Note: Other Type B projects previously completed include the Maxwell Adult Center, Girls Softball Complex, Spencerview Athletic Complex, and the Dow Park Pavilion.
- The Deer Park Nature Preserve, located at 2500 E. 13th Street, was completed in August 2019. 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. 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. A dedication ceremony was held on October 15, 2019 at 5 p.m.
- 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. The project is currently in the design phase and construction is not expected to begin until the first quarter in 2020.
- The repairs to the Historic Pratt Truss Bridge, located at 1600 Georgia Ave., were completed in October 2019. 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. The final contract amount was $436,450. Construction began in July 2019. The repairs included 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 was funded with hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds. In an effort to preserve the bridge, City staff will administer a maintenance plan.
- A comprehensive Wayfinding Program was developed to educate and direct visitors to Deer Park, as well as engage those that are unaware of what the city has to offer. The Deer Park Civic Wayfinding System is intended to celebrate the history and vibrancy of the area, while giving special attention to the parks, recreation, and open spaces of Deer Park. The city’s approach was to implement the wayfinding system in phases over a period of several fiscal years. The wayfinding signs are classified as primary vehicular signs, secondary vehicular signs, tertiary vehicular signs, and monument signs (located in front of a park or city building). National Sign Plazas is the contractor approved to complete the initial phase of the project. This project is being funded out of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) revenues. Phase 1 included installing 15 wayfinding signs and 4 monument signs. Phase 2 of the project will place signs at additional locations around town. Phase 2 is anticipated to begin in late 2019/early 2020 and be completed by fall 2020.
- The Dow Park Concession and Storage Building was in poor condition due to normal wear and tear and had to be demolished. JTB Services, Inc. performed the demolition, which was completed in September 2019. Carnes Engineering was hired to design the new structure. The project is being funded by general funds.
- The condition of the Irrigation Pumps at the Battleground Golf Course were reviewed in June 2019. This project will remain as an ongoing part of maintenance. The main irrigation pumps are being manufactured. A water feature/backup pump has been installed.
Public Works Department
|Waterline Rehabilitation, Holton Avenue||July 2019||August 2019||$74,067.44|
|Sanitary Sewer Pipe-Bursting of 18-inch Force Main, Phase 1||June 2019||September 2019||$1,398,595.80|
|Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, Regency Park Subdivision||July 2019||October 2019||$370,675.00|
- Street Replacement Project, Started: May 2018, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $5.1 million - 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 was awarded to D&W Contractors. Roughly 93% of the project has been completed.
- Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project, Phase 2, Started: August 2017, Anticipated Completion: Mid-to-Late 2020, Cost: $13,636,685 - 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. A few setbacks resulted in delays for project progress, which have made it difficult to accurately estimate a completion date.
- Sanitary Sewer Rehab Project, Park Meadows Subdivision, Sections 1-4, Started: March 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $1,957,242.05 - The 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. Roughly 95% of the project has been completed.
- Rehabilitation of the P Street Ground Storage Water Tank, Started: April 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $339,000.00 - 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 at a cost of $65,000 to prepare the engineering design work for the rehabilitation of the tank and perform the inspections on the tank. MK Painting was hired for painting services. Roughly 95% of the project has been completed.
- Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation, Phase 4, Started: June 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $249,983.88 - This phase of the project focuses 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 is being funded with Series 2018 Certificates of Obligation Water/Sewer Bond Funds. Roughly 50% of the project has been completed.
- Sanitary Sewer Pipe-Bursting of 18-inch Force Main, Phase 2, Started: June 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $657,225.00 - 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. Phase 2 consists of lining the 18-inch sanitary sewer force main with a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) ultraviolet (UV) cured liner. The existing force main is in poor condition and has had several line failures in the past. The CIPP UV cured 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. Phases 1 and 2 occurred concurrently. Roughly 80% of the project has been completed.
- Street Marking and Lane Striping Project, Started: July 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $147,487.37 - This project includes portions of Georgia Ave., San Augustine St., 13th St., East Blvd. and Center Street. The intersections and crosswalks on these streets, as well as the major intersections along Center St. and Luella Ave., will be a part of the project. Additionally, striping will be added to a portion of Lambuth Ave. near Dabbs Elementary to assist with right-turn and through traffic control. The project was awarded to Semper Striping, LLC and is being funded through the General Fund. Roughly 50% of the project has been completed.
- Flashing Stop Signs at Luella and San Augustine, Started: November 2019, Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019, Cost: $4,640 - This project is to install 4 solar-powered LED-flashing stop signs. The signs will flash continuously to assist with stopping visibility at the intersection of Luella and San Augustine. Signs were purchased from Wildcat Traffic and are being funded by the Traffic Division’s General Fund.
- Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP) Sludge Removal, Started: Fall 2019, Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020, Cost: $565,397.50 Plus Disposal Fee - This project is for the removal and disposal of sludge, a treated drinking water byproduct, from the north lagoon cell of the SWTP. It will allow for additional sludge storage capacity for continued water treatment processes. The project was awarded to Person’s Services and is being funded through the Surface Water Treatment Plant's general budget.
- Police Firearms Training Facility, Started: Fall 2019, Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020, Cost: $788,788.78 - This project is for the restoration of the Police Firing Range. Construction of the firing range and classroom was completed in 2016, but there was significant damage to the berms during Hurricane Harvey that required maintenance and restoration. The berm restoration project was awarded to Jerdon Enterprises and is funded through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Started: June 2018, Anticipated Completion: Undetermined, Engineering Services Cost: $504,290 - 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.
- Heritage Addition, Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions: Design phase - survey, sheets, and surfaces in development.
- College Park: Study phase - existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models complete. Investigation on alternative drainage routes.
- Parkview West: Study phase - existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models complete. Discussion on mitigation feasibility.
- Intersection of P Street and Center Street: Study phase - existing, proposed, and mitigation scenario models complete. Discussion on size of inlets near the intersection.
- Deer Park Gardens: Design phase - existing scenario models complete. Proposed improvement alternative models in development.
Additional areas of the city are being evaluated for possible flooding solutions.