Cedar Park is moving closer to the construction of a new public library and Lakeline Park. At the March 9th Cedar Park City Council meeting, two agreements were approved to help move the projects along.
The first agreement was a change order with JKB Construction Company for the completion of additional landscaping along the entrance of Lakeline Park on Alexis Drive. This change order also includes safety improvements for the Riviera neighborhood sidewalk connection, repairs caused by flooding in August, and electrical enhancements for food truck connections. The cost of this change order is $278,812, which will be funded through the project budget. The ribbon-cutting for Lakeline Park will be held on March 24th from 3:30-5pm at the Multipurpose Pavilion.
The second agreement approved was a guaranteed maximum price amendment to an existing agreement with J.E. Dunn Construction Group Inc. for the construction of the new Cedar Park Public Library. This price amendment sets the contract amount for the project and will limit both construction cost escalation and schedule delays. This amendment is the second maximum price amendment, totaling $12.8 million, and includes remaining building and site scopes. The first amendment, totaling $18.1 million, was approved in mid-November and included site utilities, building structural concrete and drilled piers, stairs and railings, elevators, fire suppression system, plumbing, and other early construction needs. Both amendments together total to roughly $31 million, which will be covered through multiple sources, including the 2018 and 2020 voter-approved general obligation bonds and the city’s general fund.
Located in the center of the Bell District development, the new Cedar Park Library will be a two-story, 47,000-square-foot building acting as a civic gathering space, designed to encourage users of all ages to visit. Construction began in December, with a groundbreaking in late January, and it is anticipated to open in fall 2024.