Parkland Trustees OK Contractor for $2,658,790 Fountain Court Renovation | New


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CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Fountain Court renovation neared completion this week, when college administrators approved a $2,658,790 bid from Urbana’s Mid-Illinois Concrete.

It was the lowest of three bids, edging out Duce Construction of Champaign ($2,835,500) and A&R Services of Urbana ($2,954,700).

In total, Parkland has budgeted $3 million for the rebuilding project, which involves removing and replacing existing concrete walkway areas, retaining walls and drainage systems and adding a new water feature.

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This artist’s rendering shows what Parkland College’s Fountain Court will look like after its reconstruction is complete.

Construction on the court, located between the X Wing and the Dodds Athletic Center, is expected to begin in late May and be completed in the fall of 2023.

Also approved by the trustees:

— A $970,000 bid from Champaign’s Commercial Builders to replace exterior entrance doors around main campus buildings.

– A bid of $210,700.88 from Graybar Electric of St. Louis for exterior lighting fixtures for parking lots and walkways in the southwest portion of campus.

– Effective January 1, 2023: An increase of $1 to $3 in daily fees at the Parkland Child Development Center, a measure taken to “help ensure the sustainability of the center’s services.”

– An evaluation of the cybersecurity and technology infrastructure of CampusWorks of Bradenton, Florida, for an amount not to exceed $60,000.


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