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Contracts Approved for Community Center Project in Montgomery

Graf Engineers, Traffic Planning and Design, and Boucher and James were awarded contracts Monday night for preliminary work for the future recreation community center at Stump and Horsham roads.

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 Sokil’s story here.

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 
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  • Voter Referendum Not Possible for Community Center Project 
  • Montgomery Township Debt Increases by $8M
  
Jim Roberts April 09, 2013 at 11:32 AM
I guess the township is now competing with the local gyms, ymca, and coffee shops. All subsidized by the local taxpayers.

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