City Construction Projects
The following are some of the projects the City of Deer Park has undertaken:
Parks and Recreation Department
Type B Dedicated Sales Tax Projects
- Maxwell Adult Center
- Girls Softball Complex
- Girls Softball Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Dow Park Pavilion
- Deer Park Soccer Complex
- Deer Park Soccer Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Except Pedestrian Bridge
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Phase 2 Field Lighting
- Spencerview Athletic Complex - Security Parking Lot Lighting
- The design for the Girls Softball Complex Additional Parking is in development. This construction project is expected to be completed by late spring 2023.
- The design for the Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking is 90% complete. This construction project is expected to be completed by winter 2023.
- The design for the Spencerview Athletic Complex Additional Parking is in development. The clearing and grubbing of the complex should be done by the end of this summer. The design of the additional Spencerview parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.
- Phase 2 Field Lighting for the Deer Park Soccer Complex, Spencerview Athletic Complex, and Girls Softball Complex has been completed. Each complex acquired new field lighting for 2 additional fields. Total cost for Phase 2 Field Lighting is $878,649.
- Security Parking Lot Lighting has been completed for the Spencerview Athletic Complex. Cost for this project is $89,950.
- Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements are currently being designed for the Deer Park Soccer Complex and the Girls Softball Complex. These projects provide additional parking for each facility, including security lighting. Cost for Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements is estimated to be $3,250,000.
- Plans for the Spencerview Bridge, a planned pedestrian bridge to connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park for the development of additional parking and a new park/playground area, have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The City of Deer Park was asked by the HCFCD to identify access to the bridge. City staff is in the process of acquiring additional property for an easement to the bridge. Plans for the location of the bridge and obtaining access to mow the ditch to meet HCFCD standards is being discussed. In addition, City staff is working with TCEQ to relocate an air monitoring station to Glenwood Park to make more room for the bridge. Details regarding the construction of the bridge, cost, and installation are being prepared. Once all of the above is finalized and approved by HCFCD, City staff will be ready to move forward on the project. Estimated cost for this project is $300,000. Anticipated start date for project is January 2023.
- Community/Recreation Center – The renovation and expansion of the Community Center to include an indoor pool was one of the original Type B projects in 2015. However, after in-depth consideration, the conclusion was made that permanent repairs to the existing Community Center, including the addition of an indoor therapy pool, would exceed $6 million. Since July 2018, City staff, City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation (DPCDC), and the Parks and Recreation Commission have seriously contemplated replacement versus repair of the existing structure. On May 1, 2021, Deer Park voters authorized the Type B sales and use tax to be continued and authorized additional uses of the tax to include the new Community/Recreation Center Complex. In June 2021, City staff approved a contract with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for the design of the new Community/Recreation Center. The proposed Community/Recreation Center complex consists of 3 new buildings, each located on the north side of Dow Park. The Community Center, to be constructed next to City Hall, is intended to house the activity, program, and meeting rooms, as well as staff offices. The Recreation Center is intended to house the gymnasium, indoor walking track, and indoor pool, which is to be built on the site of the current Community Center and Gymnasium after demolition of the existing buildings. The new outdoor swimming pool bathhouse will replace the existing structure. Anticipated timeline for construction of the new Community/Recreation Center Complex is approximately 44 months. The estimated cost is approximately $42.6 million. Cost estimates include all professional services, such as architectural, engineering, geotechnical, surveying, as well as construction and the furniture and equipment for the facilities. City staff initiated a two-step process for selecting a Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) for the project. Step 1 involved the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for companies to serve as the CMAR. After receipt, review, and scoring of the Statements of Qualifications (SOQs), a short list of the top scoring 5 firms was developed. In December 2021, City Council authorized Step 2 of the selection process, the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the top 5 respondents. Proposals were received on January 19 and went through a process to be scored and ranked. On April 5, 2022 at a joint meeting of City Council, DPCDC, and Parks and Recreation Commission, Durotech, Inc. gave a presentation regarding its proposal for the CMAR for the new Community and Recreation Center. At the City Council meeting that same Tuesday, April 5th, City Council awarded the project to Durotech. Durotech and Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects are developing the design and construction plans for the project with the input of City Staff.
- Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1 - On February 5, 2019, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation recommended and City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. This is one of the original Type B projects. Burditt Consultants is working on project design and management, as well as other services as required by the scope of work for site feasibility and trail master plan implementation. The committee, consisting of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff, selected Phase 1 as a 1.04 mile Tributary B to Willowspring Creek. The contract for construction design services with Burditt Consultants, LLC for Phase 1 was approved by the Community Development Corporation on October 28, 2019 and by City Council on November 5, 2019. Midtown Engineers, LLC, an independent traffic engineering firm, worked on the design, which included developing crosswalk safety specifications. On December 15, 2020, City Council approved entering into an agreement with CenterPoint Energy regarding trail access in the easement, which affects approximately 145 feet of the trail. The project was awarded on November 2, 2021 to Moran Construction in the amount of $393,287.50. Construction began in January 2022 and is on schedule to be completed by early summer.
Other Parks and Recreation Projects
- In Phase I, II, and III of the New Dow Park Bridges project, the Parks and Recreation Department replaced 6 of the 8 pedestrian bridges in Dow Park with new 8' x 23' galvanized steel bridges, completing Phase I in spring 2021, Phase II in summer 2021, and Phase III in fall 2021. Phase IV, the remaining 2 bridges that need to be replaced, are included in the FY 2021-2022 budget. Total cost for Phase IV is $126,467, which includes materials, freight, and installation. These bridges are currently in manufacturing and anticipated to be installed this summer.
- The City of Deer Park received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the future Northeast Hike and Bike Trail. RVi Planning was selected as the landscape architecture firm to develop the design and layout of the trail. The 2.6 mile recreational trail begins at Park Green Park and extends south to Runningbrook Park, offering several trail and path connections along the way. Construction plans have been completed by RVi Planning. The project was awarded on December 21, 2021 to Moran Construction in the amount of $405,874.53. Construction began this spring and is expected to be completed in early summer. The project is being funded with a $200,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, in addition to $205,875 from the General Fund.
- Repairs were needed on Bulkheads at The Battleground Golf Course at holes # 9, 13 and 14. The project involved obtaining bids that included the addition of vinyl bulkheads to help prevent erosion and the loss of greens adjacent to water areas. The project was awarded to Texas Bulkhead Construction, LLC in the amount of $8,550. Construction to repair hole #14 began in April 2022 and is expected to be completed in 60 days.
- The Battleground Golf Course Club House Roof Replacement project was awarded to a subsidiary of Tremco Inc., Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated. The project involves removing the existing clay tile roof, waterproofing, and replacing the clay tiles. Anticipated completion is late summer or early fall, depending on weather conditions.
- After a routine inspection, the Parks and Recreation staff determined that Replacement of the Perimeter Fence at the Dow Park Tennis Courts was necessary. The project involves removal of the existing chain link fence, as well as installation of a new 10' chain link fence and new windscreens. The purchase and installation of the new fence is expected to be completed by Foster Fence LTD in mid-summer for $68,422 through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program.
- A recent Nature Preserve Boardwalk Expansion project added 300 linear feet to the trail at the Deer Park Nature Preserve. Furthermore, the existing trail was repaired with 62 cubic yards of decomposed granite. This project was completed in April 2022.
Public Works Department
- 2021 Street Striping, Started: October 2021, Completed: April 2022, Cost: $66,841.74 - The project consists of applying traffic paint and reflective pavement markings at various locations around the city. The streets selected to be striped are: Center St. (Railroad Ave. to 13th St.), 13th St. (city limit to Georgia Ave.), San Augustine St. (city limit to Georgia Ave. and Center St. to East Blvd.), P St. (Deer Park High School South Campus to East Blvd.), Glenwood Ave. (Wisdom Dr. to city limit), and Durant St. (Coy Dr. to city limit). Road bumps will be remarked on 3rd St., 4th St., Ivy Ave., 12th St., Wisdom Dr., Bayou Bend Dr., Bayou Vista Dr., Spa Dr., Coy Dr., Stephanie Dr., Valeda Dr., Temperance Lane, Oscar Dr., Lambuth Lane, Arbor Dr., as well as intersections off East Blvd. at 13th St., X St., San Augustine St., P St., Pasadena Blvd., and the street light at the Walmart Supercenter. Crosswalks will also be included. The project was awarded on September 7, 2021 to One Way Striping & Signs, LLC. in the amount of $66,841.74 and funded out of the General Fund. Work began in October 2021 and was completed in April 2022.
- East Meadow Detention Pond, Started: January 2021, Anticipated Completion: May/June 2022, Cost: $57,155 - This project involves the clearing of overgrowth at the East Meadow Detention Pond to maintain positive drainage performance. The project was awarded to JBM Landscape & Irrigation, LLC in the amount of $57,155. It is being funded by the FY 2021-2022 Storm Water Fund Budget. The final walkthrough is likely to be done by June, weather permitting.
- SWTP Solids Handling Improvements, Started: September 2020, Anticipated Completion: May/June 2022, Cost: $4,453,685 - The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for solids handling improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of several new facilities at the SWTP, including a sludge thickener behind the existing holding basin. Changes to the holding basin will allow the sludge to be thickened and caught prior to going into the lagoons. Thus, enabling the plant to reuse some of the water it loses through backwashing and desludging the clarifiers. The project will be funded with $4.5 million out of the Water and Sewer Certificates of Obligation. The project was awarded to CSA Construction in the amount of $4,453,685. Construction started in September 2020. Construction has ended, with final trouble shooting and corrections being made. The final walkthrough is likely to be done by June, weather permitting.
- Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation - Deer Meadows Section 2, Started: November 2021, Anticipated Completion: May/June 2022, Cost: $565,676 - The project will consist of pipe-bursting approximately 5,500 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary pipe on Oklahoma Ave., New Orleans St., Tulsa St., and Atlanta St., as well as rehabilitation of 15 manholes. This section of the Deer Meadows Subdivision has had several pipe collapses. The rehabilitation will help reduce residential sewer problems and prevent inflow and infiltration reaching the sewer plant. The project is being funded with water and sewer funds. The project was awarded to Vaught Services, LLC in the amount of $565,676. Construction began in November 2021. Anticipated completion is by the start of summer.
- Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction, Started: February 2022, Anticipated Completion: February 2023, Cost: $518,028.40 - Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. has submitted a proposal for the Deer Park Terrace Street Reconstruction Project, which includes Linda St., Robin St., Irene St., Maxie St., and W. 3rd St. The scope of the project entails engineering design services for pavement reconstruction and public utility replacement. The existing storm sewer will be analyzed and designed according to Harris County Flood Control District standards. Submittal plans are anticipated to be completed in early 2023. Duration of construction is expected to be 330 days. The project is being funded with a 2021 General Obligation (GO) Street Improvement Bond.
- SWTP Clearwell, Transfer Pump, Ground Storage Tank and Disinfection, Started: May 2022, Anticipated Completion: 480 days, Cost: $61,852,900 - The Ardurra Group was hired to prepare the design, specifications, and engineering plans for the Clearwell Improvements at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP). The improvements involve the construction of building baffles inside the 2 on-site Ground Storage Tanks (GSTs) and to add pumping capacity with the addition of a pump to the existing clearwell or to increase the size of the pumps in the clearwell. This project has three objectives. First, it increases the amount of contact time between the water and the chemical disinfectant through the addition of baffles in the 2 ground storage tanks located at the water treatment plant. Secondly, the project increases the firm capacity of the clearwell transfer pumps. The firm capacity is the capacity of water that can be pumped with the largest piece of equipment out of service. Finally, the project converts the current gas chlorine system to an on-site generation of hypochlorite. Funding sources for this project include $250,000 in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Water Treatment Plant budget, $5,800,106 in Bond Funds 512 and 513, with a proposed budget amendment of $140,000.
- Hurricane Harvey, Storm Drainage Projects, Started: June 2018, Anticipated Completion: Undetermined, Engineering Services Cost: $1,298,842 - CobbFendley was hired to perform engineering services to develop ways to alleviate flooding associated with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey. In June 2018, the initial agreement focused engineering design services on Heritage Addition (Completed August 2021) and Deer Meadows Subdivisions. Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine Subdivisions were added in February 2019. In June 2019, the agreement was amended to also include an analysis of historical repetitive flooded areas in the city. CobbFendley reported the findings of their study to City Council on November 19, 2019. The proposed locations are in different phases of the study.
- Deer Park Manor and Delo-Elaine: The project was awarded to Mar-Con Services, LLC in the amount of $1.653 million. Construction began in August 2021 and expected to be completed in summer 2022. The City of Deer Park entered into an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Precinct 2/Harris County Flood Control District to jointly fund this project. The City of Deer Park was awarded $1,005,985 through the ILA for storm sewer improvements, including a detention pond on Pasadena Blvd., storm sewer inlets, as well as a new roadway and outfalls on both Kitty Street and Luella Ave.
- College Park: An Interlocal Agreement between the City of Deer Park and the Harris County Flood Control District was executed on January 4, 2022. Harris County Precinct 2 and the Harris County Flood Control District has taken over as lead of the project and continues with the study and construction plan development. The estimated cost for this project is $6.6 million for pavement and drainage items, including land acquisition, engineering, design, inspection, and testing costs. A budget amendment was approved for 49% of the project cost with Precinct 2/HCFCD through the ILA.
- Deer Park Gardens: The project is a multi-phased (approximately 8 phases) drainage improvement plan within the Deer Park Gardens study area. The Norwood drainage improvement project is the first phase. It involves the construction of additional drainage piping, inlets, and a junction box at Norwood Dr. and E. 8th Street. The project aims to reduce structural flood risk, particularly at the mid-blocks on Norwood Street and Martha Street between E. 8th Street and Marlene Street. An Interlocal Agreement was approved with the Harris County Flood Control District and executed on January 4, 2022. On April 5, 2022, the contract for the first phase was awarded to Specialty Construction TX, LLC in the amount of $360,196.13. Construction is anticipated to start this summer and completed by the end of 2022.
- Boggy Bayou Watershed: An engineering drainage study began in June 2020 with results presented to Deer Park City Council on November 3, 2020. The study was awarded to CobbFendley in the amount of $84,560, and jointly funded through an ILA with Precinct 2/HCFCD. Deer Park was awarded $42,280 through the ILA. The drainage study included areas in the Boggy Bayou watershed and proposed improvements to the main channel (G105-00-00), channel tributaries, interconnected storm sewer, and the possible construction of storm water detention. The drainage study area project boundaries were the Houston Ship Channel, Center Street, Pasadena Boulevard/Red Bluff Road, and the Sam Houston Tollway/Beltway 8 (north, east, south and west boundaries, respectively). The drainage study identified over 30 different individual options that could be pursued to potentially mitigate flooding, with a conglomeration of several individual options combined into 4 potential alternatives. The solution involves a regional cooperative effort between the Harris County Flood Control District, City of Deer Park, City of Pasadena, Harris County Precinct 2, Harris County Toll Road Authority, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Port of Houston, and Texas Department of Transportation, as well as private facility operators, such as the chemical industry, pipeline operators, electric transmission operators, private landholders and other restricted easement owners and entities. This project will require significant resources in terms of engineering design, overall construction time, contractor capabilities, materials procurement, legal contracts, interlocal agreements, facility relocations, title deed/ownership/easement research, sequencing, cooperation, safety, and cost. Recommendations made as a result of the engineering analysis are being further investigated for feasibility.