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Meeting Date: 04/05/2021  
Recommended by: Gloria Leija Prepared by: Gloria Leija, City Clerk
Finance Director Review: Angele Ozoemelam  
City Attorney Review: Brett Wallace  
Approved by: Larry Rains Date Submitted:
Type of Action Requested: Ordinance

SUBJECT:
Approve a contract with Ellison-Mills Contracting, LLC relating to a CMAR for the Gila Bend Hwy/UPRR Underpass Mosaic Art Project.
 
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends the Mayor and City Council authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Ellison-Mills Contracting, LLC for the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $280,725.44 for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) relating to the Gila Bend Hwy/UPRR Underpass Mosaic Art Project.
DISCUSSION:
The Gila Bend Hwy/UPRR Underpass Mosaic Art Project is a collaborative project between the City of Casa Grande, Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission, CG Mosaic Creative Communities Team, BlackBox Foundation, Main Street, and AZ Art Mobile to beautify a highly traveled and visible area of the community unknown as the “Casa Grande Union Pacific Railroad Underpass.” This area leads into the community from the west and provides a major entrance into the City's Industrial Park.  Efforts to significantly beautiful this area will have an economic impact on the community by eliminating blight and enhancing the area with creative art.
 
This project addresses the Council's Strategic Plan 2018, Quality of Life, as follows:

Goal - Allocate 5% of the City's General Fund resources to blight removal and improvements over 5 years (1% per year)

*  Contact UPPR to improve appearance along the railroad
*  Develop a plan to improve the commercial corridor's image
*  Abate graffiti in the highest-rated area
*  Plan and execute City entrance sign improvements

Additionally, this project will speak to the City's General Plan 2030, Goals as follow:
 
Goal R-2 Ensure the visual distinction between suburban and rural areas through development patterns, architecture, and design.
      Action Step R-2.6: Develop a Citywide Gateway Plan to highlight key entrances into the City.
 
 GOAL D-1: Develop a strategy for downtown development, redevelopment, and adaptive re-use.
         Action Step D-1.10: Develop a strategy for the removal of slum and blight conditions in the downtown area.

The Casa Grande Union Pacific Railroad underpass art project themed, Past, Present, and Future of Casa Grande, will artistically portray the city’s story; preserving our past, celebrating the present, and envisioning our future. The project will reflect how the various shapes, colors, and textures of a mosaic, intertwine Casa Grande’s diversity of culture, demographics, business, and agriculture into the past, present, and future. 

Staff issued a formal request for Statements of Qualifications for the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) relating to the Gila Bend Hwy/UPRR Underpass Mosaic Art Project and only received one proposal from Ellison-Mills Contracting, LLC.  After meeting several times with staff to discuss the best value for this project, Ellison-Mills Contracting, LLC has offered the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $280,725.44 to complete this project, as described in Option #1.

OPTION #1 - Proposed Project - Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), includes the painting of faux rock - Total Price $280,725.44 
 
General Painting (Incl. Prep Work - Side Panels, Bridge Façade, Handrails, Sacri. Coat) UPRR Lettering (Metal With Painted Finish)
3D Mural (Painting) Faux Rock On Side Panels UPRR Logo (Metal With Painted Finish)
3D Mural (Painting) Faux Rock on Middle Mosaic Bridge Panels (East/West) Saguaros (Metal With Painted or Patina Finish) 12
 
Faux Concrete Arch Around Mosaic (West Façade Only) Ocotillos (Metal With Painted or Patina Finish) 12
 
Casa Grande Lettering (Metal With Painted Finish) Metal Railroad Artwork on Mosaic Mural
 
Casa Grande Logo (Metal With Painted Finish)
 
Landscaping for median – Donated by Ellison-Mills

Staff has prepared two other options for Council's consideration.
 
OPTION #2 -
Same as option #1, Use Faux Rock and NO 3D PAINTING OF FAUX ROCK - Total Price $399,044
 
General Painting (Incl. Prep Work - Side Panels, Bridge Façade, Handrails, Sacri. Coat) UPRR Lettering (Metal With Painted Finish)
3D Faux Rock on Side Panels UPRR Logo (Metal With Painted Finish)
3D Faux Rock on Middle Mosaic Bridge Panels (East/West) Saguaros (Metal With Painted or Patina Finish) 12
 
Faux Concrete Arch Around Mosaic (West Façade Only) Ocotillos (Metal With Painted or Patina Finish) 12
 
Casa Grande Lettering (Metal With Painted Finish) Metal Railroad Artwork on Mosaic Mural
 
Casa Grande Logo (Metal With Painted Finish)
 
Landscaping for median – Donated by Ellison-Mills
 

OPTION #3 - Painting of the Underpass - With Mobilization, Traffic Control, GC, OH, FEEs, etc. and Still Donating Landscaping - Total Price $114,071 (Does not include the installation of the Mural)
 
General Painting (Incl. Prep Work - Side Panels, Bridge Façade, Handrails, Sacri. Coat) and Installation of tile mural
FISCAL IMPACT:
Funding Source Amount
2021 Art Grant                                 $17,500
2021 CIP City Carry Over                       $81,460
Possible 2021 City's Care Funding                  $75,000
Possible 2022 City Budget or City’s Care Funding                            $107,040
TOTAL  $281,000
ALTERNATIVES:
1.  Delay the Project
Attachments
Ord. 3257
Request for Statement of Qualification
CMAR
Contract
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