: The proposed expansion plan has been modified to enlarge the existing banquet room to the north into the area now occupied by a City Hall employee parking lot. Approval of this change in plans is on the agenda for the City Commission’s June 20 meeting. The city has determined that the best manner for construction of this project is the construction manager at risk approach, so solicitation of statements of qualification from potential contractors will begin in August 2017.
The Lakeshore Center Expansion will cost an estimated $4,000,000 of which all comes from the general bond funds. A 400-seat (350-seat in banquet configuration) facility will be constructed as an addition to the existing facility in the space between the south parking lot and the Withers-Maguire House. This new event space will feature its own catering service kitchen, rest rooms, bride and groom ready rooms, and other spaces in order to support two large events occurring at the same time, or one event spread across multiple configured spaces.
General Fund Capital Bond Construction Schedule
Using the "design-build" method with bridging the design criteria package will include detailed drawings from the design-build firm to decide most structural elements.