Scipio Creek to soon improve

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

“The original building aesthetics included board and batten architectural elements, but due to funding limitations, all the buildings were required to be modified to open air structures,” he wrote in an email, changing them to structural steel with metal roof systems.

“The market pavilion and restroom buildings were combined to maximize efficiencies and the available funding,” Boyette wrote. “The boat maintenance building is now slated to be constructed in a future phase as funding becomes available. The boat maintenance yard is consistent with the original design and has not changed in form or function.”

Boyette said the ice house has been changed to an open pavilion designed to accommodate a future ice machine once there are no longer private sector options. “How the building is used prior to the installation of the ice machine is up to the city of Apalachicola and its citizens’ discretion,” wrote Boyette.

The only change in the site utilities have been the switch from a gravity flow system to a force main system. “Due to the subsurface soil conditions, a force main will be used,” said Boyette, which he said was better system under the conditions.

Subcontractors on the project include sitework (Coastal), fencing (B & T Fencing), concrete (Cathey Concrete), masonry and miscellaneous labor (SimplerBuilt Inc.), materials (Taylor’s Building Supply), painting (Universal), steel (Jackson-Cook), dock and piling (Nature Bridges), plumbing and site utilities (RotoRooter), and electrical (Electrotech).


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