During their Jan. 27 meeting, the Tallahassee City Commissioners unanimously approved authorizing staff to negotiate a contract with Culpepper/One Day Came, a joint venture, for a new senior center. City staff used the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) approach in which a project must be executed within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), staff ranked Culpepper/One Day as the top firm to carry out the project.
The new senior center, which will be constructed on property donated in the new Canopy Development adjacent to Welaunee Boulevard, was ranked as one of the City’s top priorities in 2014. According to the agenda item, the current Tallahassee Senior Center (TSC) is “bursting at the seams” with additional parking, staff and space needed to meet the large demands of the public, with nearly 500 participants on a daily basis.
The project is estimated to have a total fiscal impact of $17,200,000, with funding allocated in both the 2021 and 2022 Fiscal Year plans and sourced from 2021 Sales Tax. The guaranteed maximum price of the new senior center will be determined “once the contract is negotiated and project team is substantially complete.”
The Culpepper/One Day Came proposal was just one of the seven responses received after the city released a Request for Proposals to the public. According to the meeting agenda, Culpepper/One Day Came has “104 years of combined company experience in the construction industry.”