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.”
So how is that new Senior Center coming along?
I hope it has a pool !
I am so glad for this. We greatly need a NEW senior center! If you are questioning this project, take a trip to our current senior center. It will give you an idea of how they cram so much in so little and the building is in poor condition. Also there is inadequate parking. Leon county has dedicated itself to being a hub for seniors for multiple counties. We have many new senior living facilities, but the majority of seniors, we live at home. Many need services, which are coordinated through the senior center. these services will make it possible for us to live at home longer. Thank you – for not forgetting us.
I hope sustainable building practices will be incorporated. Remember the city has committed to Carbon Free by 2050.
“The project is estimated to have a total fiscal impact of $17,200,000,” …………….. WTH? You already own the old Northwood Mall, Renovate a section of that place for $2,000,000 and your done. Plenty of Parking, great location, what more do you need?
The 500 does not include the years more and more seniors will be able to benefit from a new center. Don’t be so shortsighted.
They work there whole lifes. They deserve it.
Now we just had an article about building stuff and spending money on the southside…uhhh…this is not the southside.
So the city will spend $34,000 a person so 500 seniors can play bridge and take art lessons? great use of money!