An engineering firm from Lansdale, a traffic planning firm from Pottstown, and a landscape architect from Doylestown—the last two being current Montgomery Township-contracted agencies—were awarded contracts Monday night by supervisors for the planning, development, and construction of a future community recreation center at Stump and Horsham roads.
According to Dan Sokil of The Reporter, Graf Engineers, in Lansdale was awarded a $106,000 contract for site engineering. Traffic Planning and Design, based in Pottstown, is the contracted township traffic engineer. TPD will contract $20,000 for traffic studies related to the project, Sokil wrote.
Finally, Doylestown landscape architectural firm Boucher and James was awarded a $12,000 contract for landscaping evaluation at the 13-acre site, according to Sokil.
The community center has a shovels-to-ground date of 2014.
Consultant Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site and recreation management and business development firm Ballard*King Associates have already been contracted to develop the amenities, features and business plan for the center.
The center’s conceptual plan includes a suspended indoor track, office space, community rooms, basketball courts, a café, and an exterior dedicated spot for the Montgomery County Bookmobile.
Montgomery Township sold nearly $9 million in bonds to finance the construction of the site.
A study by Ballard*King and Kimmel Brogrette revealed that the community center would be financially successful if it attracts memberships from outside Montgomery Township.
Read more on this topic on Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch:
- Report: Montgomery Rec Center Needs Non-Resident Users to Be A Success
- Montgomery Twp. Eyeing $9.6M Community Center
- Three Options Under Development for Township Community Center
- Montgomery's Potential Rec Center Payment Plan
- Voter Referendum Not Possible for Community Center Project
- Montgomery Township Debt Increases by $8M