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Lomaland Park is one of the three locations that will have a new community center.

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The three community centers are part of the 2012 Quality of Life Bond.

Abacus selected to manage 3 community center projects for City of El Paso

09 / 29 / 2016

Abacus has been selected to provide project management services on 3 new community center projects for the City of El Paso. Our team which will be led by Adam Brill, Director consists of local Project Manager Sam Surtees, Senior Project Manager Rick Carr and Senior Cost Estimator Larry Brown. The team’s extensive project management experience and recently completed projects of similar scope helped secure our contract and will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable resource for the City.

The projects, being developed as part of the City’s 2012 Quality of Life Bond Parks Program, are budgeted to cost $11M each for a total program of $33 million. Two of the centers, one in the Chamizal area and the other in the Alameda area, will include express library components. The third center will be located at the existing Lomaland Park. An initial 3 year time period has been set for completion of the projects.

With input from the Parks and Recreation Department and El Paso citizens, the projects will be planned and constructed to provide amenities and features that create more useful public spaces, apply Smart Growth principals to promote connectivity, walkability, preserve open space and improve the surrounding existing communities. LEED Silver or similar Green Globes certification will be sought for the projects.

Abacus will be responsible to manage, oversee and provide management services from program inception through full completion. This includes developing the scope, schedule and budget for each project as well as developing design criteria requirements; conducting community outreach events; maintaining a project website; contract negotiations; contract administration; management and oversight of selected design consultants, contractor and city contracted inspectors and; integration and placement of public art elements.