A ROW PROJECT
A Row Project Report June 16th, 2020 Construction Bidding Process
- John Deppa been working with Advanced American Construction on an estimate and terms and condition documents for the bid. Five construction companies contacted by John declined to bid for the construction. John contacted Harbor Services to see if they were interested and worked through the design with Jesse Fox.
Electrical permit- Hood McNees - Harold McNees is working on the electrical permit with the City. The permit required redesign since City will not permit electrical supply like we currently have. The required design will have an electrical box located on land. This will be placed in a parking space next to the dumpster enclosure at Ramp 1.
Insurance waiver for construction - The construction process to replace Row A will entail moving homes out of the way. Advanced American Construction does not want to be liable for homes in the process. We will have to add an insurance policy to cover this.
Electrical hook up to homes - A Row homes currently have electrical supply running above the walkway to the home. The new design of the walkway will have electrical supply running through the walkway like the rest of moorage. The electrical connection from the homes will need to changed to hook up to the walkway. It has been suggested by Advanced American Construction to employ one electrical company to change the hook ups from the home to the walkway for the flow of getting the project done efficiently according to design and on time. This expense of electrical hook up will be charged to the owners as was in 2000-2004 and the 2009 walkway improvements.
Impact to A Row residents - This project is being designed to construct a new walkway off site, disconnect homes, remove the current walkway and replace it with the new constructed walkway. This will require residents to relocate during the construction process. This will take coordination and more planning as we progress.
What about I-5? - Time line excerpt from wsdot.wa.gov on I-5 bridge replacement. The timeline to complete this work can be influenced by many factors. Based on previous planning activities and the costs of similarly large projects, it is estimated that it will take 3-5 years to complete the environmental review process and obtain federal approval to move to construction.. The target is to make significant progress toward beginning the environmental review process by July 2021.
In closing, A Row was built in 1989 and is deteriorating. A Row is the only row with homes on both sides of the walkway that will continue to cause stress on the float and need regular maintenance. It is important for the moorage to maintain the infrastructure of our docks. The Reserve Fund has been building to afford this project. It will also take a vote of the membership to approve this project. This will occur after the construction bids are in.
JBMI is one of largest floating home communities in the west, with 177 homes located in the North Portland Channel of the Columbia.