A rundown of the five major construction projects happening in Nevada

Compiled by Marlys Barker, with help fromNevada Schools, city of Nevada, Story Medical Center and the Story County Fair Association
A rundown of the five major construction projects happening in Nevada

1) Ag/Mech/Greenhouse

What is the main description of the project?

The project includes an addition and renovation of the current ag/mech building to include the addition of a welding lab, which will host a regional academy via DMACC. A greenhouse is also being added to support the current ag program.

What is the total estimated cost of the project?

$1.1 million

Where are the funds coming from to pay for the project?

District savings that had accumulated from state sales tax revenue. State sales tax dollars to schools are designated for infrastructure and equipment needs. Funds remaining from the high school renovation are also being used.

What is going on with the project at this time?

The project is nearing completion.

What is the anticipated completion date of the project?

The project was scheduled to be substantially complete by the start of the current school year; however, a number of construction delays have been experienced. The ag/mech portion of the project should be fully functional by the end of the first semester. The greenhouse is expected to be fully functional for the 2016-17 school year.

Who is the general contractor of the project?

King Construction – Iowa Falls

2) Cub Stadium Renovation

What is the main description of the project?

The first phase of the Cub Stadium renovation was the replacement of lights and scoreboard during spring/summer 2015. The second phase of the project is currently underway during winter 2015/spring 2016 and involves raising the playing surface and a new natural grass field surface (an artificial surface was deemed cost-prohibitive). The final phase of the project will take place during the spring/summer 2016 and will involve the remainder of the stadium (bleachers, press box, restrooms, concessions, spirit store, storage, etc.). The board will decide the final scope of the final phase at the Dec. 14 school board meeting (6:30 p.m. at Central Elementary).

What is the total estimated cost of the project?

Phase 1: $410,049

Phase 2: $448,041

Phase 3: Up to $4.6 million (total scope of the project to be decided by the school board on Dec. 14)

Where are the funds coming from to pay for the project?

Phase 1: District savings that had accumulated from state sales tax revenue. (State sales tax dollars to schools are designated for infrastructure and equipment needs.)

Phase 2: District savings that had accumulated from state sales tax revenue. (State sales tax dollars to schools are designated for infrastructure and equipment needs.)

Phase 3: The district is borrowing against a portion of future sales tax revenue. (In preparation for this borrowing, the district also refinanced 2009 bonds and recognized a savings of $473,323 on the previous debt.)

What is going on with the project at this time?

Phase 2 is currently underway.

What is the anticipated completion of the project?

August 2016

Who is the general contractor of the project?

Snyder & Associates (engineering), StruXture (architecture) and Story Construction (construction management).

3) City Hall Campus Project

What is the main description of the project?

Currently, the City Hall Campus Project includes specific amenities, such as fencing, the multi-purpose stage or shelter, archway, benches, planters, flags, picnic table, pillars and trash cans. Currently, the Midtown Farmers’ Market and Community Band play in the City Hall parking lot. This project would enhance those events, plus attract additional events such as movies in the park, community picnics, outdoor weddings and/or receptions, concerts, exercise classes, chamber events, the list goes on – to revitalize main street!

What is the total estimated cost of the project?

$273,479.92

Where are the funds coming from to pay for the project?

Story County: $56,000

City: $137,309

Grants: $47,900

Donations: $33,409

TOTAL` $274,618

What is going on with the project at this time?

Benches and planters are in storage. Bricks have been ordered. Electricity has been run to the site. The mason should complete the columns before winter. The footings and stage will be erected the week of Dec. 7. All brick-laying and concrete work will be completed in the spring 2016.

What is the anticipated completion of the project?

June 15, 2016

Who is the general contractor of the project?

City of Nevada

4) Phase 2 of Story Medical

What is the main description of the project?

It will move Nevada Medical Clinic and all of its providers - Steve Cassabaum with 21st Century and his staff, our cardiac rehab and wellness programs - and brings them all to the south campus in an addition to the hospital’s south side. It will include a larger meeting room, some educational areas and some expanded dining area. The addition will be connected to the current hospital building, and will feature a new entrance for the entire hospital that will better help people register and get to where they need to be in the hospital.

What is the total estimated cost of the project?

$15 million

Where are the funds coming from to pay for the project?

Private businesses and citizens of Story County, and a USDA loan

What is going on with the project at this time?

Right now, ground and dirt work are being taken care of and the foundation has been laid for construction in the spring. Work will be on hold during the winter months.

What is the anticipated completion of the project?

Early 2017

Who is the general contractor of the project?

Graham Construction of Des Moines

5) Community Building Renovation

What is the main description of the project?

Major renovations to the restrooms and basement, insulating and air conditioning and heating, and addition of restrooms and entry to the upstairs level.

What is the total estimated cost of the project?

With the addition of new table and chairs and the renovations to the building - $1.1 million.

Where are the funds coming from to pay for the project?

There are matching funds from the Josephine Tope Trust Fund of $550,000. To match these dollars, there were major contributions from the Story County Farm Bureau, Story County Board of Supervisors and many other grants and donations from many groups and individuals of Story County, totaling $552,704.

What is going on with the project at this time?

The project got started in October when all the funds were raised. They are working on the exterior part of the project now so that it can all be enclosed and the interior can be completed through the winter.

What is the anticipated completion of the project?

Early summer of 2016 if Mother Nature work with us.

Who is the general contractor of the project?

Henkel Construction of Ames