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Taylor tenders design packages on Parcel Z, Pine Avenue West to Urban Systems

Mayor Rob Fraser addressing Council members on Mon. Feb.19th. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff.
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TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor has taken the next step with the Parcel Z and the Pine West Avenue construction projects.

Parcel Z is a planned 50 unit subdivision on Taylor’s west side that was approved by Council in late January. The District rezoned that section of land to low-density residential in order to build the subdivision. The District intends to sell each lot over a ten-year period at roughly $91,000 per lot. They can now draft a bylaw to borrow from $4.2 million for design, engineering and service for the area with roads and utilities. The bylaw is pending provincial approval before Council seeks public approval.

Currently, the project is in the preliminary stage where Council is seeing if there is any interest from companies for the design and construction of the project. The design concept, which will cost roughly $190,500, includes shallow and deep underground utilities, road design and property line layout for construction.

“We need a design before we can get a tender,” said Mayor Rob Fraser. “If we want a tender for this year’s construction. We need to do it fairly soon. If they are done by March 31st can we get a tender by the summertime.”

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Additionally, the Pine West Avenue road and sewer project from 100th St. to the Spruce St. South intersection, would extend the current sewer system to service the subdivision. The drawings and the tender package for this project would cost $48,500 including initialization, permits, pipeline shifting and documents.

“They have come up with a schedule to begin next week if tendered the project by tonight [Monday],” said Director of Operations Ryan Nelson. “With the design draw completed by March 31st.”

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Council is wanting to do these two projects at the same time so the newly built road construction is not dug up if the subdivision proceeds.

Council passed a resolution to award the contract of the tender package of Parcel Z and the Pine Avenue West road and sewer projects to Urban Systems.

The next step for the District will be to draft a Request for Proposal that will be presented to the Contract Administration and Building Contractor which will go out for bidding.

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