Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A construction manager has been selected for Phase 1, which includes upgrades to restrooms and concession stands.
Renovated restrooms and concession stands will greet Oconee County High School football fans when they gather at the stadium this fall to cheer on the Warriors. At a called meeting this week, the Oconee County Board of Education approved Parrish Construction Group as the firm that will serve as the construction manager at risk for the summertime project. Parrish's bid was chosen from a pool of seven that were graded by a group of school officials and a construction owner representative taking into account five qualifications: firm qualifications and capability, firm experience and past performances, project personnel qualifications, project schedule, and fee. It'll be the first time the Perry-based construction group will do work for …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The expansion will add about 1,200 square feet to the building on Nancy Drive.
Crews this week began laying the foundation for the addition to the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce's building on Nancy Drive. Chamber Manager Zoe Gattie said the expansion will add about 1,200 square feet in the form of two stories. The addition will house a third conference area and the Chamber president's office, she said, and a portion remain unfinished to use for storage. The extra space will also allow for a larger conference room in the basement level, she said. The Chamber has established a capital campaign to fund the renovation, which is expected to cost about $200,000, according to a letter posted on the Chamber's website by past Chairman Mack Guest. See also:
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A variance has been requested to allow 125 parking spaces on a large Old Monroe Road lot.
A multi-brand auto dealership off Atlanta Highway in Bogart is expanding to a large lot across the street and has requested a zoning variance to allow for 125 parking spaces. The variance at 135 Old Monroe Road, neary Highway 78, has been requested for employee and customer parking for the Georgia Square Pontiac Buick Volkswagen Mercedes dealership, said Cherie Dalton, a planning tech for the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department. A hearing on the variance is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the 120 W. Dougherty Street Governmental Building. The lot was purchased in May by TT of Bogart LLC for $235,000, according to online property records.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Oconee County Schools could receive around $900,000 in state funding to go toward the estimated $8 million project, which is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Renovations to Oconee County High School may be partially funded by the state. At a meeting Monday, the Oconee County Board of Education agreed to submit a fiscal year capital outlay application to potentially receive $918,778 toward the project. In order to qualify for the funding, the school system must contribute at least $220,000 and can't begin construction until 2014. Since the project is estimated to cost $8 million, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Student Services Mark Channell said meeting that benchmark wouldn't be a problem. The bulk of the project will be funded through the education local-option sales tax (E-LOST). Though the bidding process could begin in 2013, state funds, if approved by the Georgia Geneneral …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The gas station at Mars Hill Road and Highway 78 is starting to look complete.
Those who drive by the Mars Hill/78 intersection every day have gotten a show as the lot for the new RaceTrac gas station has been cleared, paved and built up over the past few months. Construction workers punctuated their progress on Thursday afternoon as they lowered the station's sign into place from a large green crane. Will you change your tank-filling habits when the new station opens? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Plant Manager Todd Henry told media Wednesday the Bogart, Ga. plant is on track for completion at the end of the year and occupancy in March 2013.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Have you noticed the heavy equipment at the site located at 1020 Jamestown Boulevard?
Grading has begun at the site of the new location of Classic City Orthodontics on Jamestown Boulevard, an eco-friendly, LEED-certified building Dr. Tradd Harter has predicted will be a future landmark in Oconee County. "We are thrilled to start our new era of classic smiles!" the business posted on Facebook Monday. Plans are for Classic City Orthodontics to move from its Watkinsville location into the new building later this year. The Athens and Oglethorpe offices will be unaffected by the move. The building will be large enough to house other, similar businesses in the future, Dr. Tradd Harter has said. Matlack-Van Every Design, an orthodontic design firm, and AllPhase Medical, a local construction firm that specializes in the …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The company's plan for local participation was a factor in the decision.
Bowen and Watson, Inc. was awarded a contract this week to serve as the construction manager for the Colham Ferry Elementary School upgrades that are planned over the course of the next two summers. At a meeting Monday, Mark Channell, assistant superintendent for operations and student services, summarized for the Board of Education the bidding process that took place over the last month. Eight construction managers expressed interest, five bids were submitted, and four of the bids were qualified in the final process, he explained. Following the construction manager-at-risk method, a committee comprised of Channell, Superintendent John Jackson, Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations Randy Morrison, and Malcom Bryan, a …