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Demolition Company Awarded Bid to Bring Down Forsyth Parking Deck

A nearby Gainesville company has been awarded the bid to demolish the county's parking deck and government buildings.

The company, Industrial Facilities Solutions (IFC) of Gainesville, has been awarded the bid by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to demolish the parking deck and other structures on the site of the new courthouse.

The 5-0 vote came during Tuesday's work session. Procurement Director Donna Kukarola said IFC's fee to do the work will cost $385,000.

"All site work will be completed within 45 days of issuance of noticed to proceed," she said.

The board also approved Turner Construction and Winter Construction to provide construction management at risk services for the jail and courthouse project at their Dec. 6 meeting.

The approximately $6.3 million cost will be the fees of the construction manager at risk, according to Kukarola.

Meanwhile, the parking deck, located at the intersection of East Main Street and Mason Street in downtown Cumming, closed permanently on Friday, Dec. 28. The demolition of the deck is scheduled to begin in mid-January, according to Jodi Gardner, spokesperson of Forsyth County.

Gardner said that site preparation work is currently taking place and utilities are in the process of being disconnected and/or rerouted where necessary.

The demolition of county buildings will take place between 101 E. Main Street and 110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard. IFC will be providing all materials, equipment, and labor for site/civil demolition, facility demolition, HAZMAT abatement/certification, salvage and reclamation of recycled materials, erosion and sediment control, grading operations and surveying, according to the county.

In addition to the parking areas available for both the public and county employees at the Forsyth County Administration Building, there is an area available for weekday, daytime (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) parking for the public and county employees at  Cumming Baptist Church (the 75 parking spaces available for this use are marked with a red dot).

"Forsyth County certainly appreciates Cumming Baptist Church being such a good neighbor and for working with the county as parking needs are addressed in light of the projects slated for downtown," said Gardner in an e-mail to Cumming Patch.

Jurors and others doing business at the courthouse are asked to use the parking lot at the southwest corner of Maple Street and Castleberry Road. The parking spaces at Cumming Baptist Church are available as overflow parking if needed.

Voters approved construction of the new buildings in Nov. 2011 as part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program.

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Jack Gleason January 13, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Nice to see the City of Cumming offer-up what parking is available from them, such as that at City Hall...uh...yea : ?

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