City staffers will advise the City Council at its Dec. 6 formal meeting to reject the bids that were submitted for renovating the Roxbury Park Community Center as part of the , according to a city statement.
The Beverly Hills Office of Communications sent out a press release Tuesday indicating that city staffers will seek direction from the council after receiving bids for the renovation project that were “significantly higher than budgeted.”
The lowest of the three bids, according to the statement, was just under $14.4 million, which would bring the full cost of the project—including administration and contingencies—to $16.8 million. That amount exceeds the $14.7 million that has been budgeted for the project.
According to the prequalification paperwork that bidders must submit to the City Clerk’s office, renovations of the Roxbury Park Community Center would be conducted in three phases:
- Phase One: The demolition of approximately 50 percent of the existing Roxbury Community Center and a portion of the surface parking lot.
- Phase Two: Construction of the new community center facility and surface parking lot.
- Phase Three: The demolition of the remaining existing community center and remaining surface parking lot, and the reconstruction of surface parking in that area.
The new community center would feature a sports gymnasium, exercise room, several meeting rooms, a branch library, a commercial grade catering kitchen and an open office area. Renovations would focus on exterior walls with finishes of glass and stone, interior walls, ceilings, floor finishes, duct work, built-in cabinetry, restrooms, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing work.