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Dec 06

Town Center Update - December 6, 2019

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 11:02 AM by grodericks grodericks

Atherton Town Center - Project Activity

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

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

City_Hall_2For the new City Hall and Police Building this week, Amoroso cured and stressed a number of grade beams and continued work on underground plumbing and electrical for the building.

Edge forms and curbs were built for the Police Department Ancillary Building in the Secure Parking Lot. 

Below is a Site Plan for the project. The Ancillary Building is located within the Police Department's new Secure Parking lot between the new Building and the Caltrain railroad tracks. 


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

Most of the work this week focused on the curb and stem walls as well as the mock-up for the rammed earth wall. Work on under slab electrical finished up on Friday. 


Site Work

Site work this week continued to focus on utilities as Amoroso works out and installs sewer, storm drains, water supply lines, and fire service lines.

Foundations and concrete slabs are expected after the new year. After that, steel will begin its installation as the buildings go vertical.

Here's a view of the new entrance to City Hall coming in off of Fair Oaks Lane. Administration Offices are on the right. The first floor will be Town Administration and the Post Office. The second floor is the Building, Planning, and Public Works Departments. The bottom and top floors on the left are the Police Department. Secure Parking Lot entry is off to the left of the main building. 

The Look Ahead

Work Areas for the Week of December 9
  • Sewer Line work continues for the site with final connections to be completed at Maple Avenue and Fair Oaks Lane.
  • Installation of Grade Beams Rebar and Templates for City Hall with 2 Concrete Pours
  • Underground Electrical Work continues at City Hall
  • Form, Rebar and Place Curbs at the Library with a planned Concrete Pour
  • Work on the Mock Up Rammed Earth Wall continues
  • Form, Rebar and Place Curbs at the Ancillary Building with a planned Concrete Pour
Work Areas for the Week of December 16
  • Water Supply Lines installed to City Hall, Library, and Ancillary Building
  • Cure and Stress Various Installations at City Hall
  • Install Grade Beams at City Hall
  • Installation of Underground Plumbing at City Hall
  • Installation of CMU Wall at Ancillary Building
Work Areas for the Week of December 23
  • Cure and Stress at City Hall
  • Installation of Underground Plumbing at City Hall
  • Installation of CMU Wall at 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
 Payment Request #6 November 2019 $1,318,002 $341,692 $1,659,694
Totals   $5,414,378 $3,331,055 $8,745,433
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 $   19% 18% 19%
Target Based on 25-Month Schedule   24%

George Rodericks
City Manager