Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CN Waterfront Building Rehabilitation plans move to design phase

The City of Prince Rupert is wasting no time in moving forward with their plans to redevelop the Waterfront Park area, setting in motion one of the first elements of the Rupert's Landing project announced as part of last Thursday's Prince Rupert 2030 Vision plan roll out.

That thirty million dollar plan will remake the area surrounding the Rotary Waterfront Park, included among some of the plans will be the relocation of the Airport Ferry and Kitkatla Ferry, creation of a Marina and the redevelopment of the CN Station building, as well as a number of other elements not disclosed on Thursday evening.

The first stage towards redevelopment of the historical CN Rail Station on the waterfront is now underway, with the City of Prince Rupert putting out a call for bids on the Rehabilitation Design project for the iconic but somewhat in decline building, a structure which has long been among some of the more prominent of the eyesore buildings that are found around town.

The Scope of the project as outlined by the City looks as follows:

The services will comprise architectural and engineering design services for the Project including, without limiting: - 

Review of the existing structure and previously prepared reports to develop a project plan for necessary rehabilitation works - 

Completion of an engineering review of the structure and previously prepared reports to integrate any necessary structural remediation into the construction drawings and specifications - 

Preparation of a conceptual design for the rehabilitation works - Preparation of a detailed Class C construction cost estimate - 

Preparation of a complete set of architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings for the rehabilitation of the structure for use by new occupants (to include Issued for Review, Tender, Construction, and Record Documentation sets) - 

Provision of professional services to assist the City during preparation and administration of the tender, construction, and commissioning of the rehabilitated structure - 

Provision of contract administration services to the City during construction

The Schedule of deadlines for those with an interest in the project finds the Closing Date for submission set for January 24, with the Project award seven days later, the drawing package of design should be in the hands of the City by April 17th.

Those that have an interest in the project are required to take part in a mandatory Information Meeting for proponents set for January 6th at City Hall.

Watching over the design project on behalf of the City is the Manager of Community Development, Hans Seidemann.

You can review the full details towards the City's requirements for the design tender as well as the volume of documentation that they provide related to it from the BC Bid website.

For more notes on last Thursday's Prince Rupert 2030 Vision planning and the announcements that came from the evening see our archive page here.

Some of the past interest in the renovation of the heritage building can be found from our items below:

February 2019 -- City to explore plan to move forward on renovation of CNR Heritage building on Waterfront
June 2018 -- Plans for Waterfront eyesore on the mind of Councillor Cunningham
February 2017 -- Waterfront landmark looks for a little TLC and a new chance to serve
February 2017 -- City to hear of grant opportunity related to former VIA/CNR Rail station at Rotary Waterfront Park

Update: Mid afternoon Wednesday, the City of Prince Rupert provided for its own overview of the request for bids for the design process, which you can review here.

More items of note related to the work of City Council see our Council Discussions Archive.

1 comment:

  1. This is great news. If the city can spend money on this I take it we have excess funds. The mayor never to my recollection has ever brought forward money saving cuts.

    I certainly hope the city has no plan to raise tax rate 2020. Thus great news. New projects should be balanced by cuts. We could start on bonuses and administration raises.