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Nov 09

Town Center Update - November 9, 2019

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 12:10 PM by grodericks grodericks

Atherton Town Center - Project Activity

Overall project work this week focused on underground electrical to the buildings, utilities to the City Hall elevator, installation of grade beams and rebar at City Hall, formation of the curbs and stem walls for the Library, and work on the underground plumbing to the Library.

Live webcams for Library and City Hall/PD Building are active on the Town's website. There is also a project progress photo gallery

City Hall and Police Building

For the new City Hall and Police Building this week, Amoroso finished and poured the elevator pit walls and began installation of the grade beams and rebar forming the perimeter of the building.

Admin and Ancillary

Historic Town Hall

Demolition of the interior of the historic Town Hall building is complete. This building will ultimately become a part of the new Library connected via a deck and french doors that spill out from the side of the building onto the new deck. 

Work on this building will be sealed up for the winter season as work continues elsewhere on the project site. Once the interior work begins, work will resume on the historic Town Hall building.

Library Building

Library Main Wall EntryMost of the work this week focused on the forms for the Library foundations and walls. You can certainly see the Library taking shape. Work also continued moving in the underground plumbing to the building.

In the image to the right, you can see the main wall angling back to the historic Town Hall on the right. Atop this wall will be the entry doors into the children's area from the deck. The gap between walls on the left of the image is the entry ramp going into the library. You can see both in the rendering below. 
Library Rendering
Amoroso is also working on the mock up of the rammed earth wall that will traverse the east wall of the new Library. 

Site Work

Site work this week continued to focus on utilities as the contractor works out issues related to undergrounding of the utilities, the SFPUC water line, water and sewer. Storm drain work is also continuing. Once all this underground work completes, Amoroso can seal up the holes and the buildings will begin to go vertical.

We expect the foundations to be complete and concrete slabs to be poured by the end of this year. After that, steel will begin its installation as the buildings go vertical.

The Look Ahead

Work Areas for the Week of November 12
  • CalWater to continue work on new water line(s)
  • Install water supply to City Hall and Library after CalWater completes
  • Finish underground electrical to all buildings
  • Finish waterproofing of elevator pit
  • Install grade beam rebar and pour concrete
  • Continue work on underground plumbing, mechanical and electrical to Library
  • Continue concrete pours for foundations and walls
Work Areas for the Week of November 18
  • Install Fire Service Line
  • Continue work on grade beams and rebar for City Hall
  • Continue concrete pours for foundations and walls
  • Finish Underground Electrical to Library
Work Areas for the Week of November 25
  • Pour Slurry Piles for City Hall
  • Finish Underground Electrical to Library
  • Double-up Stem Walls and Curbs for Ancillary Building

Project Financials

 Payment Request Period Town Share Library Share Total
Payment Request #1 June 2019 $983,533 $538,622 $1,522,155
Payment Request #2 July 2019 $540,673 $587,037 $1,127,711
Payment Request #3 August 2019 $605,478 $972,754 $1,578,232
Payment Request #4 September 2019 $997,235 $638,317 $1,635,551
 Payment Request #5 October 2019 $969,456 $252,633 $1,222,089
Totals   $4,096,376 $2,989,363 $7,085,739
Initial Project Bid   $28,701,034 $18,375,966 $47,077,000
Net Change Orders   $41,532 $73,410 $114,952
Updated Project Cost   $28,742,566 $18,449,376 $47,191,942
% Complete based on $   14% 16% 15%
Target Based on 25-Month Schedule   20%

George Rodericks
City Manager