Current Construction Projects
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Westlake Center for Community Services
The Westlake Recreation Center and Park is a special place in the heart of Westlake and with the construction of this project it will create a campus like feeling within the park. The new facility will be located behind the Recreation Center Building closer to Center Ridge Road in the location of the existing tennis courts.
The building is designed around the exterior serenity garden that provides light from floor to ceiling windows and ambiance along with having the main circulation corridor wrap around it. This design also allows for shorter walks for patrons to each of the amenities provided above. Along this circulation corridor will be intimidate seating areas for patrons to gather and chat or play a game of cards while looking out into the serenity garden. Near the lobby will be a café where a patron can grab a coffee or pastry while reviewing the informational brochures along with video screens highlighting all the exciting activities planned in the future. The building will encourage informal gathering to take place as illustrated above in the café or circulation corridor so patrons can feel they can be their without necessarily having a planned activity.
This new 28,000 S.F. freestanding single story building will house both community services and the senior center. The following amenities will be within the building:
- Exterior Serenity Garden
- Multi-Purpose / Art Room
- Equipped Fitness Studio
- Exercise Studio
- Gathering Hall (Dining Hall)
- Administrative Offices
Since the facility will offer so many fun and exciting activities, way finding can be difficult for some patrons. To help with that all public spaces will have digital signs indicating the current activity planned for the space.
The first class amenities for this great facility also carried out into the site, which is evident as you drive up to the building along beautiful landscaping to the porte-cochere for patrons to be picked up or dropped protected from the weather. Ample parking will also be provided and great thought went into circulation of the parking lot along with the goal of providing parking spaces as close to the building as possible. The parking lot is unique in having sidewalks between the aisles to protect pedestrians from vehicle traffic and also providing benches for some patrons to simply rest.
Patrons can enjoy the great outdoors by playing a game of bocce ball on the two courts that will be provided or stroll through the park along the bike trail that will wrap around the building. Some exercise or yoga classes may be moved outside to the patio on those nice weather days. The serenity garden will be a special place with shaded seating and walkways for patrons to use along with the maintenance free natural synthetic turf grass that looks so real you would be shocked it is not.
The social services part of the building will offer a secondary entrance for discretion along with a family waiting room for the social workers or youth coordinators. The enlarged food pantry near this secondary entrance will make food donation drop and pick-up much easier than the existing building.
The new building will allow the Senior and Community Services Department to truly serve the Westlake residents of all ages in a dynamic new setting that is expected to be completed in Spring of 2021.
Substantial progress has occurred for this project due to the mild winter and spring. The new building shell is erected and under roof, with the unique exterior masonry veneer being constructed that will probably win awards for creativity.
Even though the interior walls are not constructed, one has a sense of the scale of the building with the high ceilings and the warmth the building emits from the vast amount of windows projecting the sun into the space with natural light, most notably the middle atrium that is completely surrounded with glass like a fish bowl.
The mechanical components like HVAC, electrical and plumbing are well under-way. The site is starting to take shape as well with the parking lot curbs being installed.
Bid Info: Bid was opened on September 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The apparent low bidder is Mike Coates Construction, please see our Bid Tabs for more information.
Crocker Road Widening
This project will include installing a south bound right hand turn lane at Center Ridge Rd, along with protected left turn lanes at Monroe Trail, Hummingbird Way, Indian Ridge and Coventry Drive. A boulevard will be installed with landscaping and trees. This project will improve safety along the Crocker Road from Center Ridge to Hilliard Blvd., adding additional capacity and enhancements.
Although the roadway will remain open, drivers should plan alternate routes if possible starting in mid-April.
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Seneca Drive Waterline Replacement and Roadway Rehabilitation
A new 8 inch water main will be installed. Storm and sanitary sewer repair will be completed along with some roadside ditch elimination. Once all water and sewer work is complete, the roadway will be resurfaced. The project will upgrade 1,400 feet of waterline and 1,400 feet of pavement. The water main replacement will reduce maintenance cost in the future of the roadway, water main, storm sewer and sanitary sewer along with increase fire protection.
Hawkins Rd Waterline Replacement and Roadway Rehabilitation
A new 8-inch (8") water main will be installed. Storm and sanitary sewer repair will be completed along with some roadside ditch elimination. Once all water and sewer work is complete, the roadway will be resurfaced. The project will upgrade 1,700 feet of waterline and 1,150 feet of pavement. The water main replacement will reduce maintenance cost in the future of the roadway, water main, storm sewer and sanitary sewer along with increase fire protection.
Bid Info: This project is currently out to bid, bidders are to submit bid packages to City Engineer's Office by April 28, 2021 at 2:00p.m.
Columbia Road and Marview Drive Asphalt Resurfacing
The scope of the project includes removal and replacement of the top three inches of asphalt on Columbia Rd (Hilliard Blvd to Detroit Rd) - 3,600 L.F. and Marview Drive- 2,200 L.F of Pavement. Also, the repair of the catch basins, curbs and handicap ramps and re-striping the roadway will be included to meet current standards.
Bid Info: This project is currently out to bid, bidders are to submit bid packages to City Engineer's Office by April 22, 2021 at 2:00p.m.
2021 Concrete Rehabilitation with Catch Basin Repairs
2021 Pavement Crack and Joint Sealing Hot Applied
This work shall consist of the cleaning preparation and filling/over banding of pavement cracks or joints with a hot-applied crack sealant material in accordance with O.D.O.T. specification 423 except as modified herein and as directed by the Engineer. On various streets throughout the City of Westlake, Ohio.
Bid Info: Bid was opened on April 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The apparent low bidder is Aero Mark Co., please see our Bid Tabs for more information.
Sanitary Sewer Improvements
The Engineering Department is in the process of examining Westlake’s city-wide sanitary sewer system to identify and address problems and collect data. Common issues that workers look for include water inflow or infiltration issues that can lead to flooding.