Lower Pottsgrove, stymied by inflated costs in its attempt to build a proposed $8+ million municipal campus, still needs administrative and police department space. It's re-examining available buildings.
Latest bids submitted for construction of the Lower Pottsgrove proposed municipal campus in Sanatoga were officially rejected Thursday. All were higher than expected. The project is suspended until the township decides what to do next.
Lower Pottsgrove's proposed municipal campus project has been on hold since August. Its commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to again seek bids for its construction, at hopefully lower costs.
A Lower Pottsgrove commissioners' committee continues to review plans for construction of its proposed municipal campus, two months after forcing the project to a halt. It's looking to reduce costs.
The general contractor selected to lead construction of Lower Pottsgrove's offices and police station did not produce a bond ensuring the work's completion. The township has rescinded all its bid awards.
In a 4-1 vote Monday, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners approved four bids for construction of the township municipal campus at East High Street and South Pleasant View Road. They totaled $7,514,031.
Bethlehem PA-based Alloy 5, the architectural firm designing Lower Pottsgrove's proposed municipal campus, returns Monday night to talk with township commissioners about over-budget bids.
With all lowest construction bids and soft costs, according to Lower Pottsgrove's architect, its proposed municipal campus cost now exceeds $8.6 million. Cuts remain available. Township commissioners have not accepted any bids yet.